Posts Tagged ‘disputes’
Responding to Other’s Comments
by Doy Moyer Among the works of the flesh are strife, outbursts of anger, dissensions, and divisions (Galatians 5:20). There seems to be a great deal of this in the world, and that should not surprise us. But there also seems to be much of this among those claiming to follow Christ. I’d like to…Read More
Without Grumbling or Disputing
by Matthew W. Bassford The military theorist Carl von Clausewitz once said, “Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest thing is difficult.” The same is true of Christianity. Most of the time, we don’t struggle with the knowing, but with the doing. Philippians 2:14 is a prime example of this unpleasant truth. “Do…Read More
Sowers of Strife
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SowersOfStrife.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 16:17-20 I. The contentious hearings leading up to the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh has generated a lot of discussion on ethics and morality A. I was reading an article by Paul Prather, published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on October 11, 2018 1. His expressed concern was not that people disagreed,…Read More
A housekeeper has been stealing from her employer. Should the matter be brought to the elders or the police?
Question: Good evening Brother Hamilton, I know that the use of the courts to settle disputes between the brethren is, at best, frowned upon during normal circumstances. However, for actual crimes, is it appropriate to press charges rather than using the eldership to confront the individual? I ask because an older family member of mine…Read More
What does the Bible say about suing people in court who may owe you money?
Question: What does the Bible say about revenge? What does the Bible say about suing people in court who may owe you money? Would it matter how much it was? Would it matter if it was a significant other or a friend? Answer: If it was a matter of revenge, then God says, “Repay no…Read More