Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wisdom with Errors

It takes wisdom to deal with errors or to know how to respond or not respond to errors in the church. Always in scripture there are two principles: unity and truth.

One proverb tells us to "answer a fool according to his error or he will be wise in his own eyes" another tells us to "not answer a fool according to his folly or he will be wise in his own eyes." Which is it? Of course it is a call to wisdom.

All errors are not the same. Some errors are very dangerous and some errors are of almost no importance at all.

We need wisdom when we see errors and issues in life. Certain interpretations of passages of scripture while wrong may be of little interest in arguing over.

Often you will find a person read into a piece of scripture a point which is not in the scripture text, but found throughout scripture itself. It would be a great folly to have a large disagreement over something which is a misinterpretation of a scriptural text, but in line with the whole teaching of scripture.

Even some errors spoken which are out of accord with scripture are of little interest. Not everything is equally important.

But some errors are of great importance. Issues around the nature of God, the nature of man, sin, the trinity, grace, and gospel are very central. Everything in the bible is of importance, but not everything of importance is equally important.
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