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Our beliefs

Discussion in 'Answers' started by aml65, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Our beliefs

    As a Christian we should share the good news to everybody......But if they don't want to accept Christ should we force them to?Is it right to force someone of believing our believes?
     
  2. When you try to force people to accept Christ, bad things happen. I mean, think about it. Nothing good has ever come from that
    Spanish Inquisition
    Crusades
    English monarchs who switch the country's religion to Catholicism and go on a killing spree to enforce it. (aka Bloody Mary)
    Removal of Native Americans from their homeland to reservations.

    In my opinion God doesnt want to force anybody to accept Him. He wants them to choose. And here's some things that I think back that up

    When Jesus comes and gets us, we will be taken into Heaven and everybody will rejoice. Now in the Bible it says that we will rejoice and be married to Christ (metaphorically). It also says that there will be no marriages or sex in Heaven because all the angels are the same sex. I think the reason for this is because when the child is born, he would be born in Heaven and grow up essentially being forced to accept God. And that is something God doesnt do. He doesnt force people to accept them. He lets them choose because He loves us and doesnt want to force us to do something we just dont want to do.

    Now we can earnestly drive the Word into them but as for forcing them, if God doesnt do it, who are we to try to? And thats just how i feel about it
     
  3. Sow seed at the Masters leading only. Reap only where the Holy Spirit guides you. Never push or argue as that has yet to save even one soul.
     

  4. Absolutely right. Never push or force anyone on Jesus. They must accept on their own will free will.

    Godbe4me
     
  5. Mt 13:

    The Parable of the Sower


    1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9He who has ears, let him hear."
    10The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" 11He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 13This is why I speak to them in parables:
    "Though seeing, they do not see;
    though hearing, they do not hear or understand. 14In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
    " 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
    15For this people's heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
    Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
    and turn, and I would heal them.' 16But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.
    18"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."

    No where in this story are we instructed to take the seed of the gospel and force it into the ground and "make it grow." In reality there is nothing we can do to make the gospel grow into anyone's heart.. God gives the increase, so that leaves us to simply sow the seed of the gospel.. That's it, that's all we are called to do. If someone refuses the gospel then move on to someone who wishes to hear it.
     
  6. We cannot force anyone to believe.. That's not our work. However, we are to be the light of the world.
    You have heard the saying, You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink..
    Our calling is to share the gospel. :)
     
  7. Please don't take this in offense. It is just a question. :)

    But think of about...why would you force someone - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually - to accept God without their will and consent?

    Would you like for someone to do that to you?

    No good comes out of forcing anyone to do something they don't like or enjoy. Be it Christianity, food, another religion, etc.

    God does not want us to be in bondage. When we are forcing someone to do something we are binding them and putting them in a position where they feel if they don't do what you want them to do that they'll be hurt, so on and so forth.

    God wants us to develop a personal relationship with Him. He doesn't want us to fear Him or to look at Him as some kind of monster who kills and hurts.

    It is our choice whether we want to chose God or not. A lot of people seem to want to go 'no'. Many people want it the easy, no strings attached path.
     
  8. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
    Mathew 7:6

    If someone refuses to hear the word, I don't feel it should be forced upon them. It is precious and if you try to force it as the good word says in Mathew they may try to argue you and provoke you to sin. I agree we ahould try to spread the word to everyone, but if someone makes it known they do not want to hear it, then just humbly move on.

    very good post by the way!
     
  9. Belief cannot be forced. Genuine belief cannot be forced. It is vanity to even attempt to force belief.


    All Praise The Ancient Of Days
     
  10. thank you for all of your wisdom now i know
     
  11. Uh well, maybe ask God? If you are really into forcing your religious opinions on someone perhaps Islam is the way for you! Hey! Ya get a False Prophet who is really young! FUN!

    Whoa. Calm down. No forcing. Oish. Don't forget! Talk to God. Keep talkin'. Go outside. Walk down the road. Are you still talkin with your God? Chitchat for a while. Keep on. Keep on.

    Jesus has you, yes? Listen. You do have ears that can hear? Listen. AH. You are a pal of mine. Smooches!:groupray:
     

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