Arguing Like Children

Written by Josiah Nichols

August 23, 2022

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“Josiah you’re a meanie head!” my sister would say.

“Says the meanie head who put the cat in the cooler.” I said.

“You blockhead!”

“Says the blockhead who put peanut butter in her hair.”

Those are my childhood memories of arguing with my sister. These arguments would usually end in her hitting me, and me getting a spanking for hitting her back. It felt nice getting back at my sister; however, it often came with unwanted consequences. I’m glad both of us got saved.

Arguments are Getting Dumber

Have you noticed that arguments have been getting dumber? Arguments from the Left have gotten so bad, all I have to do is brush up on my arguments I had with my little sister when I was a child. My sister would call me a name. Then I would say the name she called me with a little commentary. I shared an example on social media:

It has gotten so bad that all I have to do is polish my skills from being a big brother to win arguments against leftists.

Leftist: You’re a racist.

Me: Says the racist against white people.

Leftist: You’re a bigot.

Me: Says the bigot who thinks black people cannot get ID’S.

Leftist: Your words are killing people.

Me: Says the one killing innocent babies in the womb.[1]

Is It Right?

Now the Christian needs to ask if this is appropriate behavior when dealing with a leftist unbeliever. You know if you speak the truth about the gospel, Jesus, sex, reality, etc., the Left is going to call you names and threaten you. How do you deal with it in a constructive way?

The thing to do is say things to make them think. You probably can use the above example in a conversation to make them think. The thing is you do not want to stop there. Making people feel stupid is not the goal of the Christian. It will not help people to be saved. If we just stop at exposing their hypocrisy, we leave them without hope.

Springboard into the Gospel

Therefore, this is why we need to also use the Law to reveal they are lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterous, murderers at heart. We need to warn them of God’s coming judgement for the wicked. God will one day punish everyone according to their sin and unrighteousness. One day people are going to have Hell to pay for their sin. The fires of Hell will burn them for all eternity. That thought should scare them and shut their mouths. Then we can share the glorious gospel with them. God, being rich in mercy, sent His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to live a sinless life, die on a cross bearing the penalty for all who would believe in Him, and rise from the dead to give newness of life. God now demands men and women repent of their sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation crying out to God for salvation (Romans 10:9-13).


It is easy to own Leftists in arguments. Yet if we are going to engage, we need to do it with a worthy goal in mind. We do not want to simply hurt the person. This can give us unwanted consequences. The person needs to be saved from their sin. We need to make the person think when we expose their hypocrisy. Then we need to warn them of the coming judgement. When they shut their mouths we need to give them the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Argue like a Christian, not a child.

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