John 16:26, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
In the movie Gettysburg, a scene was portrayed during the battle. General Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart had a little talk. Stuart was Lee’s main scout for the rebel army. For some unknown reason, he went missing for a time leaving Lee guessing as to what the Union army was up to. Stuart finally showed up and Lee was upset. He admonished Stuart by asking him some questions such as “were my orders confusing?” Stuart listened but being prideful wanted to provide an excuse and rationalizations for where he was and why he failed Lee. Visibly angry, Lee responded with “THERE IS NO TIME FOR THIS!”
Whether this actually was really said or not by Lee during the actual battle, I do not know but it serves as a teaching lesson for those in the field in serving the Gospel. There simply is NO TIME for nonsense and arguments! There is a war going on between light and darkness, and there is really no time to fight amongst ourselves is the point. We must battle this darkness, and provide the Gospel.
There really isn’t time if you think about this. Your neighbor, family member, co-worker, that stranger you meet during the day all could be called by God tonight, their expiration date could be very well today. There is no time to be squabbling about silly things within the church of which I see far too often. If you have been graced by salvation, your duty is clear, it is not confusing. Your call is to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Some may have lost their way in the church. The key is do they stay lost? If so, they were never part of the church. Some would like to argue and argue with other Christians, there simply is NO TIME for argument. If one continues to do so, they probably were never part of the church.
I use the example of a dog. They know their lives are short. They have NO TIME to hold grudges and for bitterness. They greet each day as a new blessing. We as competent human beings can learn this lesson! There is NO TIME for the nonsense which comes with the world! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is an urgent call!