We've been studying Ephesians in our Wed Eve Bible Study at church and last evening we looked at Eph 4: 29-31. As we were reading and discussing the question came to me, is debating a sin? Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. How much of what is done in the name of debating/discussing grieves the Holy Spirit, causes Him pain and hurt? How much is said in bitterness or with secret ill-will? How much is clamouring (jawing, have to have the last word, just won't let a subject rest?) How much is corrupt communication? (ungodly speaking) The more we discussed the more I came to realize that much of what goes on in the name of debate can not be pleasing unto God, not to mention is not done in kindness or lovingkindness. What do you think...is debating among Christians a sin?