To say a person is STILL MARRIED after an unscriptural divorce than to say THE
PUT AWAY must remain unmarried or be reconciled (Mt. 5:32b; 19:9b; Lk. 16:18;
I Cor. 7:11).
To JUSTIFY an errorist who is a close associate than to ENCOURAGE his
repentance (Lk. 16:15; Prov. 17:18).
To SELL OUT THE TRUTH than to BUY IT AND SELL IT NOT (Prov. 23:23).
To REDEFINE Bible terms and words to bolster a false doctrine than to
HARMONIZE the oracles of God (II Tim. 2:15; I Pet. 4:11; II Pet. 3:16).
To COMMEND those friends who are in error than to CONTEND with them (Prov.
To DISMISS AN ISSUE’S IMPORTANCE by claiming that it belongs in Romans 14 than
to HONESTLY EXAMINE IT WITH THE LIGHT of truth (II Thess. 5:21; I Jn. 4:1,
To MAKE FALSE ACCUSATIONS against the opposition than to USE SCRIPTURE TO
DEFEND THE ACTUAL TEACHING that has been called into question (I K. 18:17;
Gal. 4:16; I Pet. 4:4).
To DENY PUBLICATION of a current issue than to allow OPEN EXAMINATION of
issues which compel the publication’s staff writers to take a defensive
stance (Jn. 3:19-21).
To CONDEMN CHRISTIANITY MAGAZINE for their unwillingness to openly
discuss an MDR issue than to CONDEMN THE ASSOCIATES OF TRUTH MAGAZINE
for the same actions.
To remain SILENT than to CONTEND for the faith (Isa. 56:10; I Tim. 6:12; Jude
To MAKE EXCUSES than to be FAITHFUL (Lk. 14:18).