But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and striving about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Tiger or Jack? Should the Players be the fifth major? Should there even be a fifth major? Should U.S. Amateur titles be considered as a major? Flagstick left in or taken out? Golf has quite a few questions and contentions which can be considered foolish because there is no right answer with valid arguments on both sides. Further, you aren’t going to change the mind of the person. They are fun to debate in a civil manner, but in the end, our opinions will not be altered. Churches are destroyed over similar petty questions, contentions and arguments. Should the Christian flag be on the left or ride side of the church? Contemporary Christian music is too modern and brings the world into the church house. Should the Lord’s Supper be observed every Sunday or only once a month? “Preacher Joe should be the first person through these church doors every Sunday with the amount of money we are paying him.” Hundreds of churches have split and the relationships of thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ have been torn apart because of these foolish arguments. The above-quoted scripture warns us about having needless arguments about things which have no bearing on the gospel. As we stated earlier, there are no right answers and no one’s opinion will be changed. It’s like trying to argue politics on social media – no good can come from it. The scripture labels these foolish arguments as vain because their basis is to uplift man and his worldly intelligence. My prayer is keep the “main thing, the main thing” – Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified on a cross dying a physical death, and arose on the third day. The Bible is the inspired truth from cover to cover. Jesus Christ is returning and will redeem those who are saved. If you have truly repented of your sins and have your faith in Jesus Christ, you are saved and Heaven will be your eternal abode. Conversely, if you have not, you are lost and destined for hell. These truths are worth the fight as they are the footing of our eternal hope. If you want to argue about whether mosquitos were on the ark, I’ll just let you be wrong and we can still enjoy that fried chicken together next Sunday afternoon!!