The world will do anything to validate the confusion.
Teaching transgenders how to shave.
Folks. Get a grip.
Of course there will be disagreements, strife, arguments, anti sentimates, anti Bible people that pretend to be a true believer but operate covertly to aggressively attack the Word of God.
Sinners do this all the time.
First, they give a statement that appears to be Biblically sound and then release their venom.
True believers love the truth of the Word of God.
Everyone will make agreeable and disagreeable comments.
That’s because of the mental & spiritual variety of the cast of characters on earth.
One thing’s for sure.
The Bible interprets itself.
It’s ALL OF US that lack understanding and skill.
We all don’t know the entire Bible although there are some of us that pretend to know.
God made sure that He put in writing what He deliberately said so as not to be accused of lying.
So get a grip.
Now do something real simple.
Click the link and read the story here to get the facts of transgenders learning how to shave.
It makes no sense reproducing the same story to satisfy critics.
I can understand that PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BODY OF CHRIST ARE HEADSTRONG DIFFICULT.
Jesus encountered difficult people in His ministry.
Especially people in Levitical leadership.
But the Lord knew that they would be difficult and used that as part of the plan to bring us salvation.
John 12:37-42 (NKJV Strong’s) “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.”
Much like today in houses of Christian worship that “know their Bible.”
But you have to understand that the source is always pride in the heart.
We all get a little Bible knowledge and much like everyone of us, we want to set people straight. Believers spend their “ammunition” on friendly fire, wasting valuable time and energy battling against other believers to prove a point.
If we’re smart enough, we would stop deliberately shooting at other believers in friendly fire and start shooting at the enemy.
We all go through seasons, however, of corrections to bring us into a correct understanding of the Word of God.
Aquila and Pricilla helped to correct Apollos who only had knowledge based on the baptism of John. Apollos received correction by humbling himself and letting go of the teaching of the past, to more accurately preach the gospel.
Apollos could have said to them, “I have enough understanding, I don’t need any more teaching.”
Apollos would have become USELESS instead of USEFUL.
Heed Paul’s admonition.
1 Timothy 1:3-4 (NKJV Strong’s) “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.”
AND THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE HERE.
People causing disputes.
I also noticed that people love a squabble.
Proverbs 13:10 (NKJV Strong’s)
“By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.”
People can’t let it go because that may be their only gauge of self measurement of personal validation.
Proverbs 16:18-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.”
Even true believers, from time to time, fall into the trap of pride.
But the world is full of people with pride.
1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV Strong’s) “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
Proverbs 16:28 (NKJV Strong’s)
“A perverse man sows strife,
And a whisperer separates the best of friends.”
They’re not happy unless they cause strife, contention, and division among the brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.”
But people that sow strife can’t discipline themselves. They can’t help it. Like arsonists, the set a fire and then go across the street to watch people lose their homes or apartments, watch firefighters risk their lives to put out the fire, and then go home and pat themselves on the back.
Strife and watching people argue and fight is very psychotic. Clearly, perhaps, a mental disorder.
Proverbs 17:14 (NKJV Strong’s)
“The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.”
If contention on FB or other social media would cease, people will have peace in their hearts. But no.
Proverbs 22:10 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave;
Yes, strife and reproach will cease.”
It could be possible that people are angry, but this anger may be connected to transgression.
Proverbs 29:22 (NKJV Strong’s)
“An angry man stirs up strife,
And a furious man abounds in transgression.”
Proverbs 30:32-33 (NKJV Strong’s) “If you have been foolish in exalting yourself,
Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
For as the churning of milk produces butter,
And wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.”
I find that people that constantly say, “we already know these Scriptures, nothing new” are like the Stoics and Epicureans in Acts 17 that want to stand around all day, or for that matter, wait on FB all day to get something new. But it wasn’t about getting edification.
No different than the “news” media.
And if all we do is give is the same Word of God each and every day, some people are bored of the Scriptures. It’s clear that when a person has a love for the Lord and the Word of God, it never gets old.
No matter how often we read the same Scripture, when we’re reading His Word, we don’t have it all. When we THINK we know it all, if we’re smart, we will immediately conclude that there’s something more. For the purpose of the Scriptures is to edify or build us up where we’re lacking.
TO make us better persons, mature in Christ.
Only immature people engage in strife and contention.
Let’s learn to remain teachable because when we lose being teachable, for we have died, and then we need for someone to preach our funeral.
For if our life is hid in Christ in God, we’ll stand before the ONLY ONE that knows it all.