Words of Encouragement to Do the Right Thing

Recently, Kevin DeYoung shared a quote describing B. B. Warfield and his approach to conflict. Whether you’re a History of the Reformed Faith buff or not, consider this portion of DeYoung’s post:

“Dr. Warfield, I hear there is going to be trouble at the General Assembly. Do let us pray for peace.” To this [Warfield] replied, “I am praying that if they do not do what is right, there may be a mighty battle.”

No matter what job you do or what church you attend, you’ve ran into times or movements that have clearly gone against the grain of the full, Bible-based gospel. For people who tend to avoid conflict whenever possible (like myself), Warfield’s careful boldness is something I can think on and practice. Christ was humble, yet he was bold. This humble-boldness is one of the things that gives the gospel its unique flavor.


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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