A friend keeps saying that we have to keep preaching in the hope of helping others have salvation, all the apostles died preaching and so we must follow their path, without fear.

He has a point, and many biblical verses back it up, but in a modern society we respect other beliefs. Not doing so have many bad consequences.

My friend argues that if the apostles respected other beliefs, they wouldn't have been killed and Christianity wouldn't have spread. He says to aggressively preach of Jesus trying to convince them to follow him. Not doing so is a sin. He argues that people are shy or ashamed of such thing.

Is it a sin not to preach according to Catholic Church? Is it something to repent? Is it practical to preach in today's world? One could argue that it was never practical otherwise no one would have died because of it but still.

Is it feasible without hurting anyone's feeling? My friend argues that people feelings doesn't matter since their souls are on the line.

For example, I have a Muslim friend, very close one, should I try to convince him aggressively to switch religions even if that would most probably destroy our relationship?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Geremia, Caleb Dec 28 '18 at 5:44

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  • @Lionsden The only way I learned to keep saying "Catholicism" around here is because I frequently get asked by other users "which church are you referring to?", So in a way this site forces me into doing that. But personally I'd accept any answer that doesn't conflict with the catholic bible, so if you back your answer by reference from the bible or quote from saints, that would be totally fine with me. – Lynob Dec 27 '18 at 15:50
  • The close vote: It's not opinion based because my friend relies on biblical verses to discuss it and encourage preaching like here biblescripture.net/2Timothy.html and when jesus said in the bible "How can they hear without a preacher?" oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/… so I want to know if it's mandatory to preach, in other words, is it a sin if we don't preach? communio-icr.com/articles/view/… there's no opinion in that, I just want to know if it's a sin or not – Lynob Dec 27 '18 at 18:50
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    You can't just tack "according to Catholicism" or "bible based" onto a question to "fix" the scope for this site. You're putting a band-aid on something with a much deeper issue. Please read this about how appealing to the Bible doesn't necessarily get you off the hook when it comes to question scope. You are asking a truth question dressed up as a doctrine question to try to get it onto the site, but the answer you want is the answer to the truth question. – Caleb Dec 28 '18 at 5:50
  • Related perhaps of interest How do Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians evangelize? – Kris Dec 28 '18 at 22:28
  • @Caleb If restrict my question to Catholicism, I get criticized by some, if I don't, I get criticized by others and my question gets closed as too broad. – Lynob Dec 28 '18 at 23:17

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