Those who seek to confront, argue with. and disagrees with us can come from anywhere, but this is not a new problem.
Some examples of good mentoring, based on the example of the apostle Paul.
What can keep a generation from being at least as faithful as its predecessors?
While God works through His people, He really doesn't need us to avenge Him.
Where can we go when we don't know the answer to the really important questions in life?
Not all of God's promises are for blessings.
What can Joshua's leadership teach us?
If we wouldn't eat something that didn't match the label, maybe we should double-check the contents of what we are learning, too.
If we know where the traps are placed, maybe we can carefully walk around them.
What happens if we don't follow (or even read) the instructions?
What happens when we think that we know all about God?
We can claim just about anything, but how can we tell if we are really walking in the light of Jesus?
The book of Hebrews points out an interesting type of evidence for the truth of Jesus' salvation - one that we might not have thought of.
When we know too much for our own good, the answer isn't less knowledge, just better knowledge.
If we love someone enough to tell them the truth, how can we show them that we are indeed doing so out of love?
How might we be violating the very commands of God in order to make Him "look good"?
We see many people attacking and suppressing the messages of others who are telling the truth. This isn't a new phenomenon, though.
When asked difficult questions about claims of truth, what impact do our actions have?
When faced with threats based on His words, why did Jesus respond with a question about His actions?