There is also a flip side—some are responding with their own intimidating behavior seeking to diminish our enemies through browbeating. Needless to say it is not working unless your whole objective is to get into fisticuffs.
One of our objectives is to stop the mouths of those who subvert whole houses (Titus 1:11). How are these “unruly and vain talkers and deceivers” to be silenced? Well, Paul told Titus the Church must have godly, qualified, and ordained pastors who hold fast the faithful word in order to be able by sound doctrine to exhort and convince those who contradict the Word (Titus 1:9).