Such a sincere discussion is seen as an attack on some person, or a lack of love.Instead of searching the scripture to discover the truth about a subject, the person who asks a question is attacked personally. We learned a long time ago that a person who attacks the messenger instead of dealing with the message has a hidden motive.
Instead we quickly go to the defense of some contemporary evangelical figure, even if he is speaking against the clear statement of the text.Others jump on the historical band wagon and defend some theological system or historical writer or teacher. There is not a human living who is not flawed. There is no movement, denomination, creed, or theological system that is not tainted with error, so why do they rush to defend everything but the scripture? Some say the scripture needs no defense, but it is that kind of cute talk that buries professing Christianity in error.
We cannot please God and actively cover error, nor should we ignore error.What kind of pride would ignore the responsibility given to every believer to compare scripture with statements and printed material?