Ad Hominem Disagreement - A Sign of Weak Faith

Two Ways to Disagree - Don't Choose Ad Hominem !

When we disagree with someone in person or online, we can do it one of two ways:

1. We can respectfully disagree: sticking to the subject, politely offering Scriptural support for our view.

2. We can make ad hominem arguments: rudely attacking the other view and/or the character and faith of those who hold the view.

When I write about controversial subjects, I strive to do it politely without mockery, sarcasm, or rudeness. 

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6

Most Christians respond politely, but there’s always a few who respond ad hominem style. 

When people ignore God’s commands about Christian speech in order to make their point, they prove they aren't objective or discerning.

We need not agree on every subject, but when we disagree, we need to act like Christians.

For more on appropriate Christian speech:
Matthew 5:22; Luke 6:45; Ephesians 4:29
6 Rules of Christian Speech
3 Times to Bite Your Lip


1 comment:

  1. Yes!!! It makes me
    So sad When I see ‘Christians’ on Social Media lashing out and being so unkind and yes, even hateful on certain topics. That is not how we are to represent the Lord and turns others off to the Gospel.


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