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Christians In Protests

What does the bible say about christians being involved with and actively participating in protests of any sort?

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The Bible speaks alot about protesting. The people in the desert protested all the time, after God saved them from Pharoah. There was other cases of protest by Israel. Did it change anything? It sure did, it got them more in trouble. Genuine Christians are never shown protesting in the Bible. In history the protesters were not protestants, the were Catholics trying to reform the Church. When the reformers separated of course they kept some of the believes of the Catholics, the ones they were not protesting on. All through history people have been killing other people, it is because of sin. There has always been one country fighting another country, and one religion fighting another religion. Everyone is to blame.
---Mark_V. on 10/11/12

Hello,family,got to agree with Darlene 1,most of my people were such protest,fight for all type things,religion ,politics, most dead,etc, so,also from my experience, no more protests we need get on our knees and God hands not short,not death, he cannot hear our cries, believe me, I am still alive because he hears me when I cry or pray to him.thankyou JESUS,love agape.
---ELENA on 10/7/12

Vengence is mine saith the Lord,I will repay. I don't like protests,and I don't see how a Christian who knows how to pray doesn't do that for it will do more good in the long run than protesting. God isn't the author of confussion,Satan is,and Protests bring confussion therefore they should be avoided. God does have a plan for all the earth and it is He who establishes the Kings on their thrones,therefore,the USA becoming free of English rule must have been His plan all along. The Boston Tea Party wasn't a Protest,it was the beginning of open war on unjust money grabbing from America by England.
---Darlene_1 on 10/2/12

the protestants protested the catholic church and they believe they were successful yet they still follow the catholic church in most things!! catholics exterminated protestants for not submitting to them, and protestants exterminated catholics in retaliation. The Lord asked his followers to follow his examples. does protesting cause harmony or strife, do you believe by protesting you can make people believe as you do?? Lord and Apostles preached the good news of Gods coming Kingdom they didn't make people come and listen to them. The Lord simply let people walk away from him. The Lord or Apostles never chased. protesting is a form of chasing and attempting to work out the salvation for others which is not found in holy scripture
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/2/12

First, how about Hebrews 13:17? > "Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you." Before we get into if it is God's will to protest against secular government . . . we need to make sure we are submitting to our church leaders whom God has chosen and trusts. If He trusts them, He expects us to, I would say.

And consider 2 Timothy 2:4 > I don't think it's our job to control evil people.
---willie_c: on 10/2/12

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation." Romans 13:1-2

Therefore protest of any sort by those who call themselves Christians are rebels of God and are not Christians, according to Paul's epistle in Romans 13. Afterall, didn't God declared in Proverbs 16:4,

"The Lord hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil."

So when one protest, who do you think he's protesting against?
---christan on 10/2/12

trish, my point was that the US was a british colony until it protested and rebelled. at the time, the law of the land was of england. the bible says that we are to obey the law of the land. my point was that somehow the US is allowed to...nevermind.
---aka on 10/1/12

aka: Why on earth would we want to repeal the First Amendment? That is almost the craziest idea I've ever heard.
---Trish on 10/1/12

//It does say that we are to obey the law of the land, or our earthly leaders. In the U.S. protests are legal, for the most part. First Amendment freedom of speech and freedom to assemble.//
---Trish on 9/30/12

maybe the christian thing to do is repeal our 1st amendment...weren't we a colony that revolted against its earthly leader?

not arguing...just saying.
---aka on 10/1/12

//they are called protestants :D//

yet 50 to 100 or so years later Catholism changed drasticly and spread christianity around the world.
---Scott1 on 10/1/12

they are called protestants :D
but not mentioned in the bible.
and as cluny was saying christians were whipped beaten and killed,and they prayed about it,and well gee it is not like You whip and beat people that are going along with Your shenanegans?
---kevin5443 on 10/1/12

I just had a thought:

Jesus and His first disciples faced insults and evil by silence, prayer, fasting, and submitting to death.

Mahometans react by rioting, violence, and killing.

American evangelicals faced it with noise and an eat-in at Chick-fil-A.

Which way is the most effective?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/1/12

I don't think Scripture addresses protests per se. It does say that we are to obey the law of the land, or our earthly leaders. In the U.S. protests are legal, for the most part. First Amendment freedom of speech and freedom to assemble.
---Trish on 9/30/12

use analogy from church yesterday. There are four bottles of water on a table. A grocery store brand, a major trademark brand, an expensive trademark brand , and an imported water brand. But they are all still water. Same with people you can change someone's action aka label but if you do not change the heart and only God can change the heart you never get wine. John ch 2.
---Scott1 on 10/1/12


They were not tolerated in Biblical times.

I've been involved in and organized plenty of pro-life protests.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/30/12

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