If you have not yet read the article titled “When should we address error?” at shepherdthesheep.com, take a minute to check it out. My last post dealt with defending truth and this article ask the question, should we fight error on the internet. I have asked myself the same question many times, and came to a similar conclusion as was given in this article. Arguing with people on the internet is fruitless at best, as many-if not most- people are not going to listen to what you have to say. I have rep roofed error on the internet in the past, but don’t spend a lot of time chasing down online heresy. I only have so much time to devote to this sort of thing and it seems better to me to invest in the people around me. It is far better to be a ” pillar and buttress of the truth” when you encounter it in person.
Any given day we can find something heretical and dangerous on the internet (do we even call it the world-wide-web anymore?). An exhaustive list of heresies would fill more pages than Scripture. Some of those errors are obviously wrong — for example an article claiming Jesus is not God. There are other doctrines that seem to skew Scripture ever so slightly and yet reek havoc on the soul like the family integrated faith movement. So how should we respond to error?
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