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Should Christians Have Opinions

Why is it that "Christians" seem so concerned with voicing there opinion in all matters of this world? Did not Jesus say " What concern of it is yours?" Did He not say " Love thy neighbour" Where is humility and meakness on these websites?

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 ---Laura on 8/6/05
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James 1:23-25.

1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Believing is acting on God's Word.
---Rachel on 4/26/07


My question is why Christians only voice their opinions, and take no action! If you see soemthing you truly do not like, and it is out of line with god's will, and you believe you can make a difference, then why not change it instead of complain about it? My feeling is that we are being weak, instead of meek!
---zoe5647 on 4/9/07


Yes, Christians must have opinions, and must act in accordance to what is right! Being meek does not mean that we only have to follow even if the one leading us is not on the right path. Yes, we do love our neighbors but it does not mean that we have to close our eyes even if our neighbors are doing bad things! Having opinions does not mean that we are proud. We are only using our heads!
---Linda6546 on 3/28/06


zoe5647--Christians do change things. Legalization of abortion on demand was declared law in about 1967. Since then Christians have been working to get that law overturned until now we have individual states outlawing abortion once again. The most zealous among us want things to happen fast. Most often that's not possible. Impulsiveness seldom helps. We are to be "wise as sepents, harmless as doves" the Bible says.
---Donna2277 on 3/28/06


Most of those who blog here are Christians (or claim to be). We all deal with the world...unless we have some cloistered monks or nuns! Hopefully, we learn from blogs like this that, though our Christian beliefs are sometimes very diverse, we are of one Body. We see there is not just one proscribed way for Christians to deal with problems...could be several Biblical approaches. We learn from each other. And when the arguments get hot, we get to practice patience and forgiveness and self-control.
---Donna2277 on 3/28/06




God didn't make us like "milk toast", but gave us the ability to voice our opinions. The difference is "how" we voice them. In my case, I voice my opinions based on Scripture. However, how it's applied may vary based on the culture and social structure. (This is why I very seldom get into a debate on this board - I've what I've got to say, and if it's not wanted or needed, that's not my problem.) Every Christian is free to express their opinion, even if I don't agree with it.
---WIVV on 3/28/06


You have a right to have an opinion only about matters which you actually know something about. If you don't have any information to base it on, your opinion concerning that subject is worthless (to be blunt). Unless you really know something, it's much better to listen than to talk- a principle I apply as much to myself as to anyone else.
---Billy on 8/13/05


"All matters of the world" as you say can find answers in God's Word, either directly or in the moral being taught. If Christians do NOT speak up and share the answer from God's Word, what is the world to hear? Seems REAL Christians have NOT been speaking up enough. Listen to the news...it's pretty ugly. SPEAK UP Christians!!!"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh!"
---Eloia_N_KS on 8/13/05


If you are of the world you voice your opinion of the world. Do you think it is alright for a teenager to drive a speeding car through a neighborhood full of children playing in the street? You have two choices, you can scold the driver or remove the children.
---gregg8944 on 8/11/05


We are the salt of the earth. After we leave the salt will be gone and everthing will spoil. Read. Isa. Ch. 24.
---Rick on 8/11/05




Jesus himself minced no words in expressing the Kingdom of Heaven and the ONLY way to inherit life eternal. It wasn't an opinion...but the truth of GOD. We are to do likewise....in love for the soul of those to whom we speak...with loving boldness. We've the message of sins forgiven..that's something so shout about!
---Eloia_N_KS on 8/9/05


If we all here on earth, had the same opinion, thoughts, religion. It would be boring. I don't like to agrue by no means, but learning and listening to others thoughts on certain subjects are interesting. Opinions are like doorknobs, everyone has to have a turn.
---Rebecca_D on 8/9/05


I agree that sometimes we get caught up in what we think, that we lose sight of the commandment to love one another. One of the most important ways to show love is to share the gospel, another is to give to those in need. Christian's should stand up for what is right.
---Ulrika on 8/7/05


Eloy, you took the words right out of my mouth! AMEN!
---NVBarbara on 8/7/05


Expressing our opinion is important if it based on God's word. It is a good idea to be able to back up what we say with scripture. That is how we learn what is right or wrong from reading his Word, and from Godly counsel. Young people are looking for answers. If only unbeleavers tell what should be done, then only ungodly counsel is given.
---Ulrika on 8/7/05


Dear Laura, Whole boat loads of people immigrated to this country because they were escaping Europe's suppression of their Christian faith. That is why the framers of our Constitution, most of whom were Christians, gave all of us the right to free speech. As a nation, we have tried to uphold this right with a fair degree of success. In a sense it is the duty of all Americans to exercise this freedom.
---Elsie on 8/7/05


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Well I'm not sure why they do it, but I'm sure glad they do! I've learned SO MUCH from reading this and other things that Christians have written and said. Keep up the GOOD WORK I say! and Thanx!
---sue on 8/6/05


Ecclesiates tells us there's a time and place for every thing. Sometimes we must be humble, and sometimes we must be bold. True Christians are not intimidated and silent door mats for the world to walk and wipe their feet upon. We are at warriors at war, covered with the blood, and empowered with the Holy Ghost to conquer and be victorious. Jesus commands us to Go into the world and Preach the gospel to every creature- "REPENT", and make converts of all nations, even to the death.
---Eloy on 8/6/05


Christians try to explain the scriptures.... NOt give uneducated opinions. God's Word is our message. We are to be bold in our position in Christ...not in our own understanding (twisting the Word to suit our opinions or positions.) If we aren't bold....how will we tell others, which we are COMMANDED to do???
---Eloia_N_KS on 8/6/05


Pt1
Without the ability to hear voice tones and inflections it can be easy to interpret certain blogs in a way that they weren't intended. Trying to limit our posts to 85 words can further contribute to what may come across as a lack of humility. Wouldn't it be more Christ-like if we just cut people some slack and presume that they had the best of intentions when they typed up their posts?
---DoryLory on 8/6/05


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Pt2
I know there have been times when I've gone back and reread some of my old posts and thought, "Yikes! That was rather abrupt! I didn't mean it to sound that way!" I'm sure others have felt the same way.

God provided the five-fold ministry for the building up of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11,12). The Lord obviously raised up CN as a tremendous opportunity for people from all over the world to minister to and bless each other.
---DoryLory on 8/6/05


Laura...saying this in love, if you take a look at our current media: tv, mags, etc. You will find they tend to have an antiChristian bias. If Christians did not speak up these media people would get away with more than now. It is Christian responsible to vote, write, and speak our opinions to prevent the next Hitlers, Stalins, etc... in love Micha6835
---micha6835 on 8/6/05


Reason 1: There is still freedom of speech in this country (to a certain extent).

Reason 2: We are genuinely trying to help people.

Reason 3: Defending the truth of the Bible and spreading the gospel are commissioned by God.

Reason 4: To remain silent when error is spoken is to support the error. Perhaps if more Christians had voiced their opinions, Hitler would not have slaughtered millions of Jews.
---Jerry on 8/6/05


Yes as Ch we should have opinions or else questions like yours would not get answered and there would be blogging!
---Pierr7958 on 8/6/05


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Why are you on this blog page? The Lord did say to speak the gospel to the lost, also for us to learn from other. Not one person on the earth have the complete understanding of God. Yea, many don't know humility, meekness, or how to love thy neighbor. Many say they follow after Christ, but in truth have no clue what Christ was about or what he accomplished at Calvary. We all need to study God's word more.
---geraa7578 on 8/6/05


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