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Does it seem Biblical to you to criticize other people for their beliefs?

Does the Bible state somewhere that you should spread the Word with hatred and lies? Does it tell Christians to treat non-believers with spite? Does the Bible say that we should tell other Christians that they're "doing it wrong"?
Because the Bible I've read says nothing about that...

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (7)
  • Jesus was a unifier he brought people together he didn't speak with hate even when he was teaching.  This only Serves to make the person doing the persecuting feel better about themselves and their short comings.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:05 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • It's one of the 10 Commandments
    Thou shalt not bear false witness, which pretty much forbids you from telling others "You're doing it wrong"
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:07 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • We are to share our faith with non-believers and if they reject it that is their choice. We should never disrespect them or insult them, because God loves them very much. Even if they throw rocks at you, you should pray for them and love them. The Bible gives many examples of this. And God's children have repetedly shared their faith through their own blood.

    But we should correct those who call themselves believers and deny the truths of the Scripture. If they are in sin we should humbly point that out and help them to walk with God in holiness. If they continue to walk in unrepentant sin we need to seperate ourselves from them. So that they don't spread their sins to others. If someone is preaching a false teaching we are to contend for the truth. Yes!!!

    It might not seem politically correct, but the Word of God is a holy thing, and false teaching and sin can have eternal consequences.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:22 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • yep, that is what the bible is all about. telling everyone who doesnt believe or follow that they are doomed to hell and need to repent.

    Im glad you've got the picture...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Kristi... I am not sure thats the correct interpertation of that scripture. bearing false witness has to do with lying and telling others none truths. It has noting to do with telling someone they are right or wrong.

    Our attitude should be that of love and grace, You can speak the truth to others without being mean and rude about it.
    Sadly to many people no matter how you say it their perception of reception will be warped. That has to do with offense and conviction. When the spirit is offended or convicted the reaction will be that of anger from the unbeliever and even Christians being confronted or corrected in love.
    As Christians we are not to compromise but walk the narrow path and speak the truth in Holiness, Rightousness, Mercy , Grace and Loving kindness. That comes with spending a lot of time with God the Father, Jesus the Son and Holy Spirit. When we walk in His precense daily what comes out is precious fruit
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:53 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • from the spirit rather than ugly fruit from the flesh! There are too many fleshly Christians walking around and it stinks! I say that with love because my heart's desire is not to tear down but to see people set free from this attitude of the heart of man. God wants whole hearts for Him, filled with HIS LOVE! Without this love we do not speak for Him but against Him.
    Yes a lot of ouches huh? Its the truth. I see a lot of people claim Christianity on here but wonder if they even KNOW who Jesus is! The time is coming when you will have to choose if you are FOR or AGAINST Jesus. Even all Christians will have to decide whom they want to serve.... there are plenty of fence sitters but its either or . The fruit will show! How we treat others will either push them away or draw them closer to Christ. The main Question that will be asked is this: Have YOU learned to LOVE?
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:58 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • No I don't think Christians are supposed to treat people who follow other religions any different than we would treat other Christians. They are not "beneath" us. We are not "better" than them. We believe in something different than they do, that is all. I do think we are meant to spread the word of God but I also think that if someone says they do not want to hear it, we are not to force it upon them. We are to show by our actions what Christianity is all about. It is not about being condescending, rude, or thinking you're better than anyone else. Jesus did not treat people of other religions with contempt or hatred, and I believe that is how we are to be more "Christ-like". I think THAT is what the Bible tries to teach.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:11 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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