These days, it’s pretty easy to find or stumble into Christians who are angry and ready to fight. Americans, whether Christian or not, are frustrated about a host of things. There’s a reason our mama’s told us not to discuss religion or politics in polite company.
At any rate, we’re told in many places within the Holy Bible not to present ourselves in an angry, argumentative way. We’re not supposed to be angering and insulting others or baiting them into a fight. If we find ourselves pretty regularly attempting to bicker, bait, and argue with our Christian peers, perhaps it’s time to start putting the bible into real action in our lives. Imagine that! Take the high road like Jesus did!
“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,” 2 Timothy, 2:24
“Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,” 2 Timothy 2:23-24
“Do all things without grumbling or questioning,” Philippians 2:14
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:19
“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” Titus 3: 1-2
“So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” Romans 14:9
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;” 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. Proverbs 3:30
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;” Galations 5:22
Please, if you’re someone who enjoys arguing and insisting that you’re right about political differences or anything else, please study the following and attempt to incorporate it into your Christian life: