1Pe_3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
From the old Greek Plato to Henry Clay, from the forum of Rome to the halls of the British Parliament, the musical tones of ‘great orators’ resound throughout history in their arguments to persuade men, to move armies, and to change the course of all time. There have been great speakers, such as Socrates and Paul, and there have been those that were not so great, such as George Bush Sr.
When a Christian speaks, he is not to do it with any self-confidence; rather he is to do it with complete confidence in his Creator. Many speakers are extremely proud in their knowledge, such as Richard Dawkins, yet this is not the calling nor the command of a Christian to be proud, nor is it to speak primarily to win the argument, rather, a Christian is to speak in meekness and fear. In closing:
2Ti 2:14 “Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.”
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott