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This is a question we rarely ask ourselves. Which hill are we willing to die on? Are we going to die on the hill of debating wearing a mask? There are so many things we can argue about, but as my mother always said, pick your battles wisely. I’m not trying to give anyone advice, but ask Jesus and be wise.
A woman (in the videos below) produced two excellent speeches on the subject.
Is Anger Always Wrong?
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. Matthew 21:12-13
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. Proverbs 19:11
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Ephesians 4:26
Defending the Faith
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Psalm 94:16
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 1:3
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. Titus 1:9
What business of mine is it to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.” 1 Corinthians 5:13
The latter do so in love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. Philippians 1:16
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Ephesians 5:11
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. Matthew 18:15-17
You Will Be Persecuted
You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 1 Peter 4:14
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Galatians 4:16
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17