Jesus Christ: Should we try to convince non-believers who Jesus was?

@wsamboer (186)
South Africa
October 19, 2006 8:07am CST
I believe that the answer would never be able to satisfy the majority of people. There are those who will contradict, without any reasonable answer or explanation, and those who simply just don’t believe that he even existed. I believe that to any reasonable person with an open mind the account of Jesus' birth, life and death will create healthy debate. For those who have made up their minds not to believe, it remains “non-debatable." And they have the right of opinion not to. I do not believe in imposing my belief system or whatever I have accepted as believable or factual on anyone else. It is of paramount importance for Christians or believers not to be drawn into arguments on religion or faith. It never serves any purpose anyway, and you cannot convince anyone in that way. I will however reserve my opinion on this topic for a later date. But I will elaborate on this question, maybe soon.
5 responses
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I believe our job is to plant the seed and let the Lord do the rest. Nothing turns me off like a pushy Christian, and I AM a Christian. Sometimes people automatically get defensive about a Christian who says anything at all about Christ. I usually reply that it is not my job to convince them of anything. That is the job of the Holy Spirit.
• United States
19 Oct 06
a lot of people know who Jesus Christ WAS but not many know who He is. People have the idea that Jesus is a person of the past but that person is still very much effcting us till this day...Go and tell people who he was, yes, but dont forget to tell people who he still is today, to you in your heart he lives dont disregaurd that as something just for you.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
i too know the contradiction of people who dont believe but remember this, Jesus knew the same contradictions as he walked the earth. Youre right it would do no good fighting with someone just to get them to believe, i've done that, big mistake....the best way to get them to listen is to tell what jesus has done in your own life, like me, i had a pretty screwed up life, and when i got brave enough to share my story with people theyre thoughts went form why would jesus love someone like me,to wow!if can do that for her hae could do it for me too...show them that you too are human, tell them who jesus is today in you and they will surely listen.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
19 Oct 06
Beliefs are something very personal and individual. Sure, there are religious groups who have the same faith, but we, as individuals, decide wether or not we are going to be part of that group. It's fine to share your beliefs, but trying to convince someone of believing what you believe is not really fair to them. You can't force Faith, beliefs, or especially religion... when people have something shoved in their face, so to speak, it turns them away ~ not toward. I feel that we should be more like Jesus... He was a compassionate, loving, accepting, forgiving man. We should go through life letting our lights shine brightly and hopefully, by doing so, that light will be reflected in others! We can choose Jesus as a role model, striving to be more like him. There is no need to prove anything, except by demonstrating those characteristics, we will be better for it. ((I don't mean better than anyone else just better than we were)) I believe we are here to learn, love and lead by example. We each have our own truth and we can find what is true to our soul by listening to it, following our hearts and being open-minded. JMHO
@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
19 Oct 06
Can't force anyone, aye. But we need to spread the message, don't we? Says so in the Bible so..
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@terriann (4458)
• United States
19 Oct 06
all we can do is tell them, we can't force, them, but we can tell them about the love and mercy of Jesus.
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