The Difference Between Presenting an Argument and Being Argumentative

The Difference Between Presenting an Argument and Being Argumentative

The Difference Between Presenting an Argument and Being Argumentative

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Two Signs From Your Opposition Your Argument Is Sound

How can we reflect the nature of Christ as we make the case for Christianity? How can we avoid becoming argumentative as we present arguments for the truth? Detective Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) tackles this important issue as part of his Incarnate Investigation Video Series.

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17 thoughts on “The Difference Between Presenting an Argument and Being Argumentative

  1. Amber Waughtel

    Jesus was so offensive they wanted to kill him.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  2. iceman

    Your honesty is wonderful.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  3. Dean inUK

    I've certainly been in this situation more than once in the past and could easily have lost some very good friends but when we've done our homework as someone once said "we are the Great Dane in dog yard of world views" and can then be calm and confident and much more effective.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  4. Ryan Page

    Great message!!

    Cant take the speck out of your brothers eye if your not close enough to them to see the speck.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  5. Nikao

    My brother in law is a Seattle pd detective and one who is also a polygraph examiner. He finds religion very boring and I've been trying to inch him closer to the truth and reality of Jesus Christ who is anything but boring. Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be a good resource to get him started with? He says he's open to reading some materials and I've mentioned J here but there's so much material, I'm not sure what might be best. Anyway thanking God for all the work going on here.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  6. {KISStheSON}

    I don't argue to be "right", I argue so that you might become "right" so that you are then able to teach the right way to get to the Father.
    However, I would not call it an argument…I would call it persuading and reasoning to counsel them into the truth.

    Acts 18:4

    “And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.”

    Reason:
    the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic:

    Persuade:
    cause (someone) to believe something, especially after a sustained effort; convince.

    Counsel:
    consultation, especially to seek or give advice.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  7. mark mooney

    Valid point …thanks for sharing…I have noticed Christians arguing with atheists on different sites and sadly the Christian becomes rude ….the atheists love this as they think it proves something and the Christian then probably has to pray about it….also speaking what i have heard called ' Christianese' doesn't help either…many times I have just referred the non-believer to CCC …and let your Dad explain it ..lol….he and you do it so well.
    Grace and peace to you and yours
    Gilly wife of Mark

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  8. Lynne F

    The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth. I understand it’s important to come across with a level of humility, but some will never accept the message as long as they continue to love their sin.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  9. Virgule

    The purpose of a discussion is to find out WHAT is right.
    The purpose of an argument is to find out WHO is right.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  10. Justin Cameron

    Very insightful

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  11. Morgan Kirkendall

    What you NEED TO HEAR vs what you want to hear. AMEN

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  12. Gerard Moloney

    Where's Jimmy Wallace..

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  13. Olufemi Oni

    Thanks for providing these wonderful insights about how we handle relationships and speaking the truth about Christ.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  14. Lynn V

    I can't stand arguing, but I love a good conversation. I think it's to easy for conversations to escalate. For me, the conversation ends when the other person adds an insult, or when they ramble.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  15. Pass the Baton

    Good points! So much has to do with presentation. If I served a great meal on a trashcan lid it probably wouldn't be accepted very well.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  16. DanielApologetics

    Important reminder.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply
  17. Jeremiah Rowe sr.

    I honestly feel that way too, I study theology and apologetics on my own time I don't have a degree or anything in it, but I love studying it. The main people that really get to me are Muslims Jehovah's witnesses and Mormons and atheists, I've been talking to a Jehovah's witness guy for a while trying to have him understand who Jesus claimed to be and if he believes that and he's openly said no and I've I think I've been kind of arrogant to and I apologize for that I want to live the way that my great God and Savior Jesus Christ would have lived. he wouldn't give things that were watered down he would let you know what needed to be known, the Lord Jesus Christ isn't stupid because he is God and he's my father. So naturally I pray that I not get frustrated with people who need to know this.

    April 21, 2022 at 6:11 pm Reply

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