greatest concern is when Christians who are to hold and behave with the
highest of moral and ethical lives come out and say so and so are being
deceptive is in the same family of calling someone a liar. We must not
do so when that person isn't lying. When they tell who they are,
well scrutinized, and are out in the open about beliefs, family,
financial and all there is about that peron, then there is no
deception. I am asking us to refrain from slandering someone's
character. I am absolutely with you that false religion needs to be
"challenged" by the "rod" of Truth. But, from the pulpits and
Seminaries as well, we have lost our compass of Truth-bearing and have
forgotten doctrine and have traded for lesser things such as how to be
a better person, wealthier, healthier and the like instead of really
knowing God whom we will spend all eternity with.
As Philippians tells us to think on these things. true, honorable,
just, pure, lovely, and moral excellence, that is where our minds are
to be fixed on.
It may be that non believers could also be reading Doves, and how
we conduct ourselves in writing and attitude may be under their
scrutiny. I would rather we refrain from accusation and be more like
the Bereans and in the love of Christ, put all that we see, hear and read up against the truth of God's Word. Is what we hear true, honorable, lovely, ...ect.