There are times in someones life that one has to defend himself or others.Defend against what you may ask ? When one is called self righteous, we know that is serious. As a Christian my or our righteousness comes from Jesus Christ, so to be called self righteous is wrong in the beginning. By means of this initial wrong label, the accuser poured seemingly related items to support the accusation.
What is proper for a Christian to do ? Aside from defending, the Bible even advised to love your enemies. So how do we love our enemies ? I believe one way is to pray for the accuser that he will realize what he is doing and to restudy what he is writing and be truthful and see if his warning the right people or if he is barking at the right or wrong tree.
“These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their hearts aren’t in it. Because they act like they’re worshiping me but don’t mean it, I’m going to step in and shock them awake, astonish them, stand them on their ears. The wise ones who had it all figured out will be exposed as fools. The smart people who thought they knew everything will turn out to know nothing.” Isaiah 29:13
I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one—baby’s milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God’s ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong. Hebrews 5:13
But for right now, friends, I’m completely frustrated by your unspiritual dealings with each other and with God. You’re acting like infants in relation to Christ, capable of nothing much more than nursing at the breast. Well, then, I’ll nurse you since you don’t seem capable of anything more. As long as you grab for what makes you feel good or makes you look important, are you really much different than a babe at the breast, content only when everything’s going your way? When one of you says, “I’m on Paul’s side,” and another says, “I’m for Apollos,” aren’t you being totally infantile? 1 Corinthians 3:1-4