Discussion Question #1 on The Silent War in the Church Part 5

How do you feel about anyone imposing their Christian views on you or using some type of pressure to get you to believe what they believe?

My answer to discussion question #1 Part 5

Jesus clearly explained to people the consequences of bad choices, but He did not pressure anyone to make good choices.  The people He confronted did not face a spiritual tyrant but a loving Lord who invited them to freely choose to follow Him.

Discussion question #2 on The Silent War in the Church Part 5

Why, then, have Christians used force or pressure to impose their views on others, even killing thousands of those who did not agree with their views?

My answer to discussion question #2 Part 5

Seeking to persuade people to make voluntary choices that that agree with our views requires patience, empathy, and love.  Some type of force gets quicker results.  Also, if we are patient and listen to others, we may end up agreeing with them and change some of our views.

Discussion question #1 on the Silent War in the Church Part 4