How do we share the truth without being argumentative?

It’s hard not to be argumentative or offensive because, when you disagree with anybody, the tendency is for people to be offended.

When you talk about being argumentative, that is a negative description of things. But giving solid biblical arguments is what we are called to do.

Now, to make a sound argument to support the truth claims of a position is not necessarily to be argumentative. Argumentativism describes a hostile, mean spirit.

So, one doesn’t have to be argumentative to make sound arguments, and I would encourage people to make clear and biblical arguments for the truth.

 

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