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I don't think that Christians face any more bigotry than any other group. As TRiG pointed out in his answer, there are many American Christians who have chosen to interpret their loss of special privilege in our culture to be "hatred against Christians", when in reality it results not from hatred, but from a desire for equality. However, there are those ...


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See John 15: 18-19 (KJV). 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.


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This is a two-part answer, because your question addresses two things: I should also make it clear up front that I am one of those unbeliever types. 1) Yes, wisdom from the bible can be beneficial to an unbeliever. Because wisdom from all sources is beneficial. As an unbeliever, no book holds a special place. This means that all sources can be analysed ...


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It's not like it's a video game and He needs "faith power-ups". The idea of God being dependent on us is a a ridiculous heresy. From http://cicministry.org/commentary/issue3.htm Some claim that Jesus at least temporarily lost His deity. This cannot be true if Jesus is "I AM" as He claimed repeatedly in the Gospel of John, and if He is "the same ...


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I don't think non-Christians even bother to separate the various Christian sects from each other, let alone crazy people from "real" Christians. Westboro Baptist Church, multiple Republican candidates who all say God told them to run for the presidency, and those countless pedophiles who are also priests or ministers: what's not to hate? Christianity ...


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In addition to the reasons posted in other answers here. (misunderstanding, threats to social systems, almost legitimate social stigma), we should add that the basic reason the gospel is not welcomed as good news throughout the world is our attachment to sin. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather ...


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People don't really hate Christians any more than they hate any other group. In much of the world, Christians have a place of privilege, embedded in society to such an extent that it's assumed that everyone you meet is a Christian, and Christian holidays and norms are part of the social calendar. (Witness the absurd nonsense spouted every year about the "war ...


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I'm going to start with some base assumptions, because I sense that the atheists are going to have a field day with this, and I'm hoping to prevent this from turning into a debate on whether or not God exists, is good, etc. The assumptions are those that are necessary for this site. IMO, the debate over the assumptions on which this site are off-topic. ...


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Sex outside of marriage is strictly prohibited by the Bible. The Bible calls this fornication if you are not married or adultery if you are married but commit it with another person. 1 Corinthians 5 talks about this. It is for our own good that God prohibits this as this cleaves us unto the person that we commit this sin with. The Bible also tells us not to ...


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Check out MLK's stance against the Vietnam War and I think you'll learn a great deal about it. MLK went so far as to give speeches that Militarism, Materialism, Racism, and Poverty were all bad things, and lived his life to his death pushing these sorts of ideas. Although this sort of life is a good Christian one, it really doesn't sit well especially ...


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Short Answer: No Complete Answer: The thing we must first understand is that Jesus never used his power on earth, instead he worked in conjunction with God the Father for each and every miracle. We see this time and time again where those healed by him are actually extensions of that person's faith. Luke 7 New International Version (NIV) 7 When Jesus ...


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I will try to answer this question from within Bible. As I see it from Bible, some places it is not specifically mentioned that people who were healed had proclaimed their faith in Christ. This is at Mathew: 4:23, Mathew: 12:15, 14.14, Luke: 7:18. Whereas some places even when there is no faith amongst the audience or the healed person, the healings ...


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For the most part it comes down to plain old discrimination. Many people hate what they don't understand. Non-Christians don't have the market cornered on it either. As Christians it is important we respond with love an understanding.


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Mark 6:5-6 says that Jesus could do no "mighty work". Since the people did not believe, he was unable to save their soul. That was the "mighty work". He actually did preform an amazing feat "he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them". The people just did not believe in him "he marvelled because of their unbelief". Saving the soul is a far ...


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The Bible is clear that Christians will go through persecution (from a spiritual origin) due to Christ's name alone. However, we live in a time that all customs and beliefs are under attack from all angles. There's clear anti-Christian elements in the world today, but no more than the hate for Jews, Muslims, etc that is also very evident. I believe that all ...



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