February 16, 2013 § 2 Comments
A few important points are necessary to make at the outset of this post.
First. I do not agree that it is never appropriate to question or criticize a person’s expression of devotion to God. Biblically speaking, sometimes critique is necessary because one’s devotion may be misplaced or in error, as Paul did with the unbelieving Athenians (Acts 17:23). Other times it is necessary because of ignorance, as Priscilla and Aquila did with Apollos (Acts 18:24-26) or as Paul did with the believers he met in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-6). In each case critique is matter of truth, love and, ultimately, honor to the Lord. « Read the rest of this entry »