Children, Try to Get Along!

In many ways I love the apologetic community. There is knowledge and resources that can be shared. There is encouragement that can be offered and ideas that can be ignited.

Unfortunately there are also tempers that can flare. There is one well known apologist whose Facebook page and Twitter feed is largely taken up with attacks upon other Christian apologists. He is by far not the only one. Over the years I have seen a number of well known apologists going for the Christian jugular.

I will be fair and say that these Christians are not starting from a bad character nor that they get a perverse joy in attacking other Christians (that is my assumption anyway). It seems that these people see a supposed error, whether in theology or in methodology or in something else. They feel the need to comment on the error and reveal it to the larger Christian community. I think that is a reasonable reaction.

Where I see the problem is when people go on and on, trying to destroy reputations and ministries. State your case and let it go. Unless you are a part of that person’s ministry, board, school or church, it is not your job to keep them accountable. You have provided the information and now it is time for others to take the next step.

Besides, when you attack someone, especially on a public venue like Twitter, it makes all Christians look bad. How we treat others, especially those we disagree with, will either be a witness or a stumbling block. Please take these things seriously.

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35 ESV)

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