To debate or not to debate... that is the question!
The debate between Dr. Ken Ham of the Institute for Creation Research/Answers In Genesis and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" happened just the other day and there were heated discussions about whether to debate at all, debate about the debate and more. There have also been debates about certain topics from the Bible that even though they're clear - the interpretation of the issue by some is contested. Debate... debate... debate!
Should we debate at all? Let's look at what the apostle Paul said, 2 Timothy 2:23 - 24, 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. and Titus 3:9, But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
So I guess the thing to keep in mind is if we really feel we need to debate at all, be careful. Really decide is it worth debating about, and if so - be civil about it, be loving. Remember, whatever level of judgment we use against someone else, Jesus said it would be used against us in return. So think before we debate I guess is what we should all aim for.