Informed and Unashamed
I attended a public meeting where the organization’s members did not know their by-laws, or rules of order, and the leader was able to make up rules on the fly. Sometime later I attended a discussion-type worship service where everyone’s opinion was taken as gospel and the comments in the room were not measured against the Gospel. Whether in the world, or in the church, Paul’s words of warning are applicable, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly” (2 Tim 2:1516 NIV).