ANSWERS: 10
  • Take this as explanation from their point of view: They are concerned for your soul and eternal destination. Their belief is if you don't get born again, you will burn in hell forever. When they're trying to convert you, they are showing great concern for you. (Again, from their view)
  • I can attest that it works both ways. There are many atheists that seem to have made it thier mission to correct christians and thier views.
  • Not all Christian do but the ones that do probably have their own doubts and are overcompensating. Sorta like how many closet gays will go out and beat up gay people to prove to the world that they are straight. Please don't DR me too much....and bless you all.
  • Christians are charged with bringing others into the fold, so they get really pushy sometimes. Can't live and let live.
  • It is human nature to stand up for what you believe in so I think people do that when they have very strong beliefs......but the case could also be not be open-minded and respecting others in general.
  • I don't know why some take it as their mission in life to convince atheists they are wrong because you can't do it. It's useless and pointless. If they have some earnest question or curiosity about something I can see answering their question as best you can and then that's it. But I guess it's just like many atheists that make it their purpose in life to get every Christian to abandon their beliefs, also pointless. I think that if someone has doubts, or questions about something,, then feel free to ask without feeling like you are going to be attacked. If it makes sense, inquire more. Just be polite, respectful of each others beliefs and behave like intelligent adults who differ.
  • Two reasons. 1.) If they convert enough people, they get a pass into heaven. 2.) Gossip is something they can't help with, either.
  • I'll answer this question with a quote from one of our very own illustrious Christian members: "Are Atheists nothing more then preprogramed bots, like you would find in a video game, put here to try and distract those who believe in God, from their beliefs? Just wondering, since they are such empty vessels of negativity." TheLonePatriot http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1173653
  • A Christian is concerned for the atheist's eternal destination. Christians are commissioned by Christ to go out into the world and preach the message of the Kingdom of God but ultimately it's up to the individual what they do with this Gospel message. The Lake of Fire isn't some resort town where a person will hang out with friends and have a few beers. It is a horrible place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ and die in their sins and no Christian wants to see anyone end up there. That is why we do what we do.
  • Matthew 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." When God gives you marching orders, are you to argue? However, from Matthew 10: 11"Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. 12As you enter the home, give it your greeting. 13If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. 15I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. 16I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. I take both together. It is my duty to preach the Gospel and let you know about God's love. But if you don't want to hear it, it isn't my duty to force you into belief and I don't get another notched in my belt if I convert you. If I've put it before you, I've done my duty and I'm clean before God.

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