Friday, 10 August 2012
I find it tiresome to have to defend my own faith. Not because at times it isn't the right thing to do, but rather it's usually with people that just want to prove their own point.
Many times these same people want to justify their actions by quoting scripture -- and sometimes when scripture is quoted, it's often out of context.
Now faith is the belief in things unseen. But what I find is that people want to argue over factual, tangible things. Now, did you catch that thought? Faith is the belief in things unseen.
Why the argument then? Why is it that we have to spend time defending our faith when practicing our faith will show forth the evidence and prove what we believe to be correct and true?
It's good to defend one's faith -- as iron sharpens iron. However, it can also be counterproductive. After all, aren't there widows and orphans to take care of somewhere? Aren't there hurt people that need healing?
If we spend our time fighting, when will we actually be doing the work that is intended for us to do?
Therefore we must agree to disagree and move on.
When have you had to defend your faith? Why did you get into the argument? When have you had to agree to disagree?