Commonly tolerated sins: Harshness

Commonly tolerated sins: Harshness
Dr Jeremy Pierre
Dr Jeremy Pierre Dr. Jeremy Pierre is a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
05 June, 2024 2 min read

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Harshness is a hammer. Gentleness is a mallet. Both hammers and mallets are used for moving other objects into their proper place. But the way they work and the effect they have on the object is quite different.

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