“Did God actually say, ‘you shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” (Gen 3:1b).
Questions with half truths and half lies commonly come with an evil or inappropriate intent. Dissecting the question is easy to do. We can easily separate the lies from the facts. But as you begin to do that, you’ve already begun your descent into the intended evil trap. Then as you continue with your explanation, your feet go deeper and deeper into the trap until you are completely trapped.
Some questions need to be ignored. Carefully select the ones that deserve an answer. Then what do you do with the rest? Just smile and walk away. If the questions continue, just continue the smile and keep walking.
It’s hard to decipher the differences. This is where we need discernment and maturity to know which questions deserve an answer and which ones deserve a smile. Otherwise, this trap will continue to trap us every time. But if we can grow in our discernment, we can avoid numerous traps.
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