ohn MacArthur wisely encourages a younger generation to cultivate the virtues of (1) steadfastness, (2) seriousness, and (3) self-control. It’s worth reading.
I know there has been some controversy and discussion revolving around Dr. MacArthur’s previous posts in this series.
Some of the responses—this comes to mind—are classic examples of winning the battle and losing the war. But there have been other examples—like this—that are models for gracious discussion, agreement, and disagreement.
All of us—critics and those being criticized—would be well served in reading (or re-reading) Alfred Poirier’s excellent essay, “The Cross and Criticism.” I’ve summarized it here.