In seminary, my area of focus was apologetics. The defense of the faith.
It helped me with questions I had (like, How do we know the copy of the Bible we have today is a good representation of the original?).
It’s also helped me walk others through these issues.
But something I’ve seen often overlooked is the non-apologetic. The discipline of not engaging.
After a brief exchange between Jesus and the religious leaders, he tells his followers in private, “let them alone, they are blind guides” (Matthew 15:14).
Jesus knew their hearts. He knew what he was dealing with. Often, the strongest apologetic is just knowing when to disengage.
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