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  • I'm gonna go out on a limb here and put it this way: For the same reason there are cheaters, murderers, thieves, child beaters, animal abusers, drug addicts, sadists, rapists, liars, arsonists, drug pushers, spouse abusers, terrorists, white supremicists, anti-semetics, or any number of other "bad" people in ANY walk of life. Sad, but that's just the way it is. Unfortunately, such bad apples tend to make the rest of the good apples in the basket look bad as well. Does this answer your question?
  • If you’re talking about actual *fighting*, you’re right: it’s because those people are indeed ignoring Christ’s teachings.
  • Which person is loving his neighbor more? The one who informs you that you are headed for Hell and need to change your life? Or the one who silently watches as you continue obliviously toward destruction?
  • It is out of love that Christians try to guide you off of the path that leads to death and onto the one that ensures everylasting life. The only way to have that is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Perhaps you mistake "fighting" with passion for the souls of our neighbors.
  • Jesus did instruct people to love their neighbors, and when asked who was a "neighbor," Jesus essentially said it was everyone. it is very difficult to love, or even get along with, everyone. people have different values, and it's hard to appreciate someone you disagree with. just because a person is Christian, doesn't make them perfect. nowhere near perfect, in fact. and sometimes we do forget that we are supposed to love everyone, and there are some who just outright ignore that, but this is hardly a trait reserved for Christians only.
  • The important thing to remember was that Jesus was not a Christian nor did he or any of his family want anything to do with Christianity. Its this reason Christians can be so schizophrenic in their beliefs and behaviours.
  • I can tell you that I'm fighting with Islam because many of them want to chop my head off because I'm not muslim. "And kill them wherever you find them..." Remember that? And Satanists? They don't bother me the least bit.
  • they might not be of christ if they ignore his teachings
  • Jesus said many things, all for our benefit, instruction and guidance. In Matthew chapter 10 Jesus instructs us to be cautious and “on guard against men”. Jesus warned us that we would be persecuted and hated by all people, he goes on to say that his teachings will cause divisions within households. Jesus tells us in Matthew 28:18, 19 that we should make disciples and teach them all the things that have been commanded. Basically, true Christians are trying to obey Jesus’ command to make disciples and teach about God’s Kingdom despite that fact that the message may cause people to persecute us. Our intention is certainly not to fight, verbally or physically, we are simply attempting to share Bible truths with sincere people. I’m sorry that you had a bad experience, please do not judge all Christians based on your encounter with the the person who prompted this question.
  • There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving a biblical answer when a religious question is being asked by a member of another Religion. To set the record straight, the Bible encourages Christians to be prepared to give an answer when someone asks them about their hope. (1 Peter 3:15) If you mean, love others and expect to get bashed by other religions, you can forget about it. Being prepared with Bible answers is what defines a Christian's hope.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      A side note: those who get confused with the "turn the other cheek" phrase, it means not to repay evil for evil as proclaimed in the book of Peter to stay accurate. 1 Peter 3:9 "Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing."
  • Yes, I believe we are to love our neighbour as ourselves. This does not mean we have to agree with or even associate with everyone. We are not to judge anyone, that is reserved for the Lord God. If we judge we do not love. I am far from perfect in always loving but I do try. I love Trump but I do not agree with his politics and methods. Would I protect him? Yes if I could although I fully believe he is but another cog in the wheel bringing America down into the one world government.

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