why we do

We want to: Hearken unto God rather than unto men

【Act4:19】But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye:

【Mak7:7】But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.【Mak7:8】Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.

【Mat7:21】Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.【Mat7:22】Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works?【Mat7:23】And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


We want to: Debate

【Isa43:26】Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set thou forth thy cause , that thou mayest be justified.
[AMP]Remind Me [of your merits with a thorough report], let us plead and argue our case together;State your position, that you may be proved right.

【Act17:2】and Paul, as his custom was, went in unto them, and for three sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
[AMP]And Paul entered the synagogue, as was his custom, and for three Sabbaths he engaged in discussion and friendly debate with them from the Scriptures,

【Act18:4】And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
[AMP]And he reasoned and debated in the synagogue every Sabbath, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks;