“The Greek philosophers spent their time on discussions.  The Jewish Rabbis spent their time building up imaginary and edifying genealogies for the characters of the Old Testament. The Jewish Scribes spent endless hours discussing what could and could not be done on the Sabbath, and what was and was not unclean.  It has been said that there is a danger that a man may think himself religious because he discusses religious questions.  There is a kind of discussion group which argues simply for the sake of arguing.  There is a kind of group which will argue for hours about theological questions.  It is much easier to discuss theological questions than it is to be kind and considerate and helpful at home, or efficient and diligent and honest at work.  There is no virtue in sitting discussing deep theological questions when the simple tasks of the Christian life are waiting to be done.  It is indeed true that such discussions can be nothing other than an evasion of Christian duties.”

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I am a follower of Jesus. I like to read, especially history and psychology. I like scary movies. I enjoy sports.

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  1. Brian says:

    technically it’s commentary on Titus 3:9ff, but I think it applies

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