Here are the verses:
1 Corinthians 2:14-16
The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment: For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
The non-believer cannot ever judge a Christian. This is written in stone according to God’s Word. Try as they might with words….it all means nothing to us in the end……nor does it have any effect on our eternal status with Him.
Knowing this, does it bother you in the least when someone outside of the faith &: without the Spirit tries to tell you what they think is ‘truth’?
Rather than argue with them, I’m more concerned with their eternal souls.
Fellow believers, your thoughts.
In reference to what tokala responded, I respect PEOPLE, but I dare not say I respect a false BELIEF. I am sorry if this is confusing, but check my tone in all my answer history. I am deeply sad when people lash out at each other. That is wrong. But at the same time, my convictions of what truth is are very strong. The Holy Spirit dwelling in me (not as a pentecostal Christian or anything like that) confirms His truth in my heart &: mind. And yet I believe strongly that not only can we NOT argue someone into the Kingdom, we are wrong when we do not treat each person as made in the image of God Himself.
I am not a fan of long answers on Y!A, but (forgive me) I really want to post an article I wrote several years ago:
A friend was helping me wash dishes when I cautioned him not to place the steak knife blades against each other because it would dull them. His comment was one of slight surprise: ":Oh, I thought iron sharpens iron.": (He was referring to Proverbs 27:17, which says ":Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.":)
I have thought about this many times as I have washed knives between that conversation and now, trying to reconcile that Biblical image with my caution. It is the same principle of physics that both sharpens and dulls, depending on HOW the contact is made. When a blade is rubbed straight on by some other object, the sharp edge is worn away and dulled. On the other hand, when the side of a blade is stroked by another object, the metal worn away enhances the sharpness of the edge.
It has occurred to me that this principle is as much a part of the first half of the Proverbs 27:17 comparison as it is of the second half. No matter how true our words or justified our actions to each other, the sharpening depends upon the application of those words or deeds. To edify and encourage, we must be beside not against. The blade of our words and behavior must be along side the blade of those to whom we desire to minister if we want a sharpening result. However, if we want to dull and turn away the person with whom we have contact, we need only approach him head-on to raise barriers between us so that we may not minister effectively.
No, I just ignore them.
No. This is the result of their unbelief.
As it says-they do not have the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Our job is to love them regardless, &: follow Our Saviors leading in witnessing to them.
PRIESTS R4PE LITTLE BOYS! DOES IT MATTER?!
you’re right. God bless you.
Try selling that one here, Primoa.
Scoffers get more out of tearing us down than edifying us in any way.
I, too, feel for their eternal souls.
I fear for them.
I wonder if they even have a soul.
I pray for them, also.
Yes they cant understand things not yet given to them.. Hubby is doing a legal thing today and he was concerned but Ive prayed 3 times over this and God has big hands and it will be OK.. prayers appreciated thanks..
::sigh:: Primo…..You know I’m not a believer, but I truly believe souls don’t exist, so don’t be concerned for my soul. Thank you.