Bible Question: Why
do saints always run the Word back and forth to each other when they
get mad? Is that a sin trying to get God to bless them and curse
the other person?
Bible Answer: Christians
use the Word of God for a variety of reasons. Some are good and some
are bad. It depends on their level of spiritual maturity before God.
By your question, you appear to be referring to one of two possible
individuals quote scripture at each other in an attempt to win silly arguments.
If that is what you are describing, then, yes, they are sinning. The goal should
never be to prove that "I am right." God gave us the Word of God for
the following purposes,
Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching,
for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every
good work. (NASB) 2 Timothy 3:16-17
that scripture is given to change us. Immature Christians abuse scripture
to prove points that are not important. Some use scripture in an
attempt to prove unimportant points or to show that they are smart.
Baby Christians behave like this, not mature Christians. A baby Christian
is not necessarily a new Christian. Baby Christians can even be men
and women who have had their sins forgiven, but have never grown
beyond the ABCs of the Christian faith. They do not know their Bible
very well. Some like to argue about the meaning of the Bible. They
know enough scripture to enable themselves to look knowledgeable
about the Bible, but they really do not have a firm grasp about what
1 John 2:12-14 describes the path of spiritual
am writing to you, little children, because your sins have
been forgiven you for His name's sake. I am writing to you,
fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome
the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you
know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because
you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written
to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of
God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. (NASB)
1 John 2:12-14
that the Holy Spirit describes the pattern of spiritual growth as
starting from a “little child,” continuing to a “young
man,” and then maturing into a “father” of the
faith. Little children simply know that their sins are forgiven,
but young men are strong, are having victory over the evil one, and
know the Word of God. Young men in the faith will not engage in silly
arguments about the meaning of various passages in the Bible. It
is a sin. Read the following passage from 2 Timothy.