“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser” Socrates
We see an emphasis placed upon debating in our world today. We should not be surprised because it seems to have been the trend for centuries of time.
We love to debate about politics, religion, personal opinions, various convictions, and even current events.
There is no end to the people who have a solution to every problem that exists and they are usually not afraid to express it. Just ask!
The sad part of this thought is seen when pride grows and we are no longer debating, but seeking ways to slander the character of the opponent.
Spiritual leaders lose their credibility when they slip to a level of attacking and slandering someone instead of presenting truth in love.
The tendency is to think we have a responsibility to expose others for their beliefs, or perceived error, when in reality we need to be speaking the truth of God’s word. Let God’s word stand for itself. Somehow, God has a way of dealing with the others matters properly and in His time.