This word has been thrown around a lot lately and I wonder if we should stop and think what we are actually saying and if this is the imagine of our self we want to give others.
Jesus condemned calling one a fool out of unjustified anger (Matt. 5:22). If one calls another a fool out of sinful hate, then calling someone such a name (or any similar term) is wrong.
Jesus called some fools. Here him: "Ye fools and blind..." (Matt. 23:19). In this same chapter Jesus calls these people "Hypocrites" and "blind guides." Yet, beloved, Jesus was without sin (Heb. 4:15). Jesus was clear in his teaching (in such cases). He clearly identified those against whom he spoke (Matt. 23:2ff).
The atheist is called a fool (Ps. 14:1), the slanderer is said to be a fool (Prov. 10:18), those who despise instruction (Prov. 15:5), a contentious person (Prov. 18:6), the one who lives for pleasure (Lk. 12:13-20), the one who trusts in his won
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