WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
Somewhere in the back of our mind we remember we are not supposed to call someone a fool. But why?
What Does The Bible Say?
Matthew 5:21-22 says... "You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!' shall be liable to the hell of fire."
This passage quotes Jesus with a severe warning. Calling another a fool is a serious sin. Why?
1. A fool is not accountable.
2. A fool is not responsible.
3. A fool does not have the ability to consider his actions and make decisions.
The Bible teaches us that God made man in His image. We are not like the animals. We think, reason, consider and decide. Our accountability is a great compliment from God. To call a man a fool is an insult to God's greatest creation.
WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE!