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Jesus didn't teach force



   There are a lot of Christian activists today who appear to 
   think that Christianity consists of trying to force other 
   people to live right.  It is always the other man who is the 
   sinner, the one who is responsible for the wrongs of the world, 
   and they want to do good and straighten the world out by 
   forcing him to live right.  Well, trying to coerce other people 
   to do the right thing is not the Christian way.  Jesus never 
   taught any kind of coercion or force.  He didn't teach it and 
   his apostles didn't teach it.  The emphasis of Christ was on 
   yourself:  on you repenting of sin, on you following God's way, 
   on you living right.  You can't make people live right by 
   force.  People will do what they want.  Goodness and right 
   action has to come from within, from the heart.  It comes from 
   a God-fearing, God-loving heart; a heart that loves Goodness 
   and Righteousness.  All you can and should do is to try to get 
   people to turn to God. 


   June 2005


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