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Prohibition on teaching Tertullian does indeed forbid Christians from pursuing the profession of a school teacher, in De Idololatria, Chapter 10: Undoubtedly Christians are not allowed to be schoolmasters or teachers since such men are involved in a variety of idolatrous practices. He saw the profession of his time and culture to be intimately ...


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One verse that captures the idea of appropriate timing is Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. [ESV] Similarly, Matthew 18:15–17 describes the process for addressing sin in a fellow Christian—it should be addressed ...


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First, consider your own integrity and maturity and decide if the words you want to speak are ones you should listen to yourself. Matthew 7 says: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the ...



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