Bible verses about "debating" | JuliaSmith

Proverbs 18:13

13 He turning back the word before he shall hear it, is folly and shame to him.

1 Corinthians 2:7-9

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, hidden, which God determined beforehand, before the times to our glory: 8 Which none of the rulers of this world knew: for if they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as has been written. Which the eye saw not, and the ear heard not, and upon the heart of man it came not up, what things God has prepared for them loving him.

James 1:13-14

13 Let none say being tempted, that I am tempted of God: for God is not tempted of evils, and he tempts none: 14 And each is tempted from his own lust, being drawn out, and decoyed.

2 Timothy 4:2

2 Proclaim the word; keep fixed seasonably, and unseasonably; refute, censure, beseech, in all longsnffering and teaching.

2 Timothy 2:14

14 Put these things in mind, calling to witness before the Lord not to wrangle for nothing useful, to the subversion of them hearing.

2 John 1:9-10

9 Every one passing by, and not remaining in the teaching of Christ, has not God. He remaining in the teaching of Christ, the same also has the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any to you, and bring not this teaching, receive ye him not into the household, and to rejoice tell him not:

John 13:34-35

34 A new command give I to you, That ye love one another: as I loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 In this all shall know that ye are disciples to me, if ye have love in one another.

Colossians 2:1-23

1 For I wish you to know how great contest I have for you, and them in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted, being joined together in love, and to all the riches of the complete certainty of the understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 And this I say, lest any mislead you with persuasive arguments. 5 For if also I am away in the flesh but in the Spirit am I with you, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ. 6 Therefore as ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him: 7 Being rooted and built up in him, and rendered firm in the faith, as ye were taught, abounding in it with gratitude. 8 See ye lest any be carrying you off by philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him dwells all the completion of divinity bodily. 10 And ye are completed in him, who is the head of all beginning and power: 11 In whom also were ye circumcised with the circumcision not made by hands, in the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; 12 Buried together with him in immersion, in which also were ye risen together by the faith of the operation of God, having raised him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in faults and uncircumcision of the flesh, he made alive together with him, having propitiated to you all faults; 14 Having wiped out the handwriting against us in enactments, which was opposed to us, and he has taken it from the midst, having nailed it to his cross 15 Having stripped off beginnings and powers, he made an example in freedom of speech, having led them in triumph in it. 16 Therefore let not any judge you in food, or in drink, or in turn of festival, or of the new moon, or of sabbaths: 17 Which are a shadow of things about to be; and the body of Christ. 18 Let none condemn you being willing in humility and religious worship of angels, going into what he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh, 19 And not having power over the Head, from whom all the body, by all the senses of touch and connections furnished and joined together, increases with the increase of God. 20 If therefore ye died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as living in the world, do ye dogmatize, 21 (Touch not; neither taste; neither shouldest thou handle; 22 Which are all for corruption in the using;) according to the commands and doctrines of men? 23 Which things truly are having the word of wisdom in worship according to one's will, and humility, and prodigality of the body; not in any honour to satisfying the flesh.

2 Timothy 3:16

16 All writing divinely inspired, and profitable for doctrine, for refutation, for correction, for instruction in justice:

Acts 19:9

9 And when certain were hardened, and believed not, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, having departed from them, he separated the disciples, discoursing in the day in the school of a certain Tyrannus.

Romans 14:1

1 Him being weak in faith receive ye, not to judgments of conversations.

Titus 3:9

9 And foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and conflicts pertaining to the law, avoid; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1 Peter 3:15-16

15 And consecrate the Lord God in your hearts: and being ready always for a justification to every one asking you the word of the hope in you with meekness and fear: 16 Having a good consciousness; that, in what they speak evil against you, as doing evil, they threatening your good turning round in Christ should be ashamed.

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