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The Puritans are the men of God who started in the 16th century building on the purity of the gospel message that Salvation is by Grace alone.

Man Who Never Lost an Argument

There is one man who was challenged by the great minds of his time who was questioned by lawyers and public figures of all faiths yet not once did his words ever contradict or was he ever in a corner that he could not flee from.

This man was so good with words because he was from the beginning "The Word". Meet the man who never lost an argument Jesus Christ.

"I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" Matthew 21:24

....We do not know

Jesus was never caught out in an argument or asked something he did not know the perfect answer to. Usually in an argument people are saying one thing with their mouth yet meaning another with their heart. Jesus always answered what they meant in their heart rather then what they meant with their mouth.

Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing me you hypocrites? Matthew 22:17-18

Jesus was often threatened by mobs seeking to take his life because of the way he answered the questions they asked with their hearts.

Wouldn't that be great when people are questioning you that you could answer the question they asked with their heart. Jesus says the same Spirit that was upon Jesus can be upon us when we become entangled in an argument.

"for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." Luke 12:12

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Man Who Never Lost an Argument
Posted by Correy Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Blogger Modern Puritan said...

Excellent. And by His Spirit He gives those who believe in Him the same ability to a large degree. Of course when His people use His arguements they cannot lose, ever.

Unbelievers and carnal Christians really get infuriated when the believer just sticks to the Word of God in debate. They think it is too simplistic just to hold to this truth and they try to bolster their arguements with human wisdom. However Spurgeon gave good advise when he wrote..."God has not sent us into the world to win an arguement but to proclaim the truth". In other words the Word of truth is our arguement and simple as it seems it is mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. The modern church is trusting in their words, their music and their own skill and wisdom to win the day against sin and unbelief. What has been the outcome? Continual slide down the slippery slope of sin and unbelief. We need to get back to the wisdom and power of God Who is Christ the living Word and He is known through His written word and His Spirit.

December 21, 2005 4:40 PM   Edit

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