It is amazing to me how people will blast other Christians for things with so much anger, bitterness and venom…all clearly sinful attitudes and actions on display. We know what the Bible teaches on this,
“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.” – 1 Tim 4:7
“But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.” – Titus 3:9-11
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” – 2 Tim 3:1-5
“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” – Gal 5:19-21
If the verses that I just cited don’t matter to you and you refuse to follow them, then how is the person you are condemning for “ignoring scripture” any worse than you are? How is it that anyone who claims to be a Christian could hold these attitudes and act like this in order to confront another Christian on something? Who gets a pass on these teachings? I don’t get how we can set these teachings aside if someone is in enough error. That if you messed up on the BIG stuff then that justifies being attacked with sinful attitudes and unscriptural approaches. No, you are welcome to talk with someone and even correct someone who is in error (if you believe that to be the case). Here is the deal – The Bible tells us how to do that in Matthew 18 and it starts with going to someone privately first…not blasting it all over social media, slandering and attacking rather than first trying to have a private conversation about your reservations and indictments.
We all should know better than that by now. If you can’t treat someone as Jesus would…better cool down first and try again.