Have you ever been drawn into a religious debate on social media? I have – often! Here’s one thing I’ve learned: It’s not my job to defend God or protect His reputation, it’s God’s. Proverbs 18v13 has some great advice:
‘to answer before listening that is folly and shame’
Listen before you speak! (or type, or whatever )
I wanna take that a step further and challenge you to listen to Holy Spirit before you just jump in and defend God. That will allow you to actually hear what the other person is wrestling with.
Hopefully you’ll be able to answer them in a way that can bring about a genuine shift in their thinking and attitude!
Proverbs 18 here: http://bit.ly/101jKIf