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Why most of the Christians forcing people to convert in christianity?

  1. sriramapriya profile image64
    sriramapriyaposted 4 years ago

    Why most of the Christians forcing people to convert in christianity?

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  2. KnightlySirJames profile image59
    KnightlySirJamesposted 4 years ago

    If they are in fact "forcing" conversion, then they have left the faith, and are not true followers of Christ at all.  When studied apart form any institution of Christianity, either real, or so called, the teachings of Christ are invitational, never coercive.  It is true, that the Bible explains, and Jesus Himself claims to be the Only True path to God.  But as God, He has instituted personal free will.  While there are consequences for every decision, especially those that impact the after life, the choice is in the end our own.  So it is important to study hard, and choose well.

    This choice is easier however for children.  Jesus said, "Suffer (allow) the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of God."  Why?  Because a little child carries in their soul the untainted currency for salvation: faith.  It is we degraded adults that insist on making everything more difficult, by mentalizing, institutionalizing, politicizing, and coercing compliance to our own notion of things.  The child sweetly accepts truth, and so is ushered into the bosom of God.  But I digress ...

    Free Will acceptance by faith is the accepted coinage of heaven.  Those who coerce, or "force" are doing so (in all probability) to feed their own pride, and power.  The gentle Christ never did so, nor bid others to do so.  "Be as wise as serpents, but harmless as doves."  "Go into all the world preaching ..."  Not forcing.  God bless your efforts, as you continue to search for truth.  For Truth, exists, it CAN be known,  and HE is seeking you.

  3. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    In America?
    How can they force anyone into Christianity?

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image31
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is fact that forceful conversion takes place. At least I have seen such things in my home town Kerala. A number of cases have been reported from other Indian states. Some even changed their religion to receieve some benefits. Money is what acts!

    2. KnightlySirJames profile image59
      KnightlySirJamesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      True conversion is a change of heart, not a change of membership.  But I do understand what you mean, and condemn it as contrary to Scripture.

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image81
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    Well, this is what I believe.

    I believe Christianity should be chosen freely, without coercion. 

    I live in America.  We have civil liberties and freedoms.  Other countries have limited amounts of each.

    However, regardless, no one should be forced to choose a belief.

    1. KnightlySirJames profile image59
      KnightlySirJamesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No one CAN be forced to choose a belief (in their heart or mind).  Only external compliance can be forced.  My father was fond of saying, "A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still."

    2. CraftytotheCore profile image81
      CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely Correct!  Pardon my mistake in saying "should".

  5. celafoe profile image61
    celafoeposted 4 years ago

    what a ridiculous question.    It is impossible to force anyone to be a CHristian and is something that NO Christian would try to do.   Cults professing christianity might try, but to become a CHristian takes a willing and contrite heart and acceptance of Christ and His ways which cannot be forced.
    You said
    " It is fact that forceful conversion takes place. At least I have seen such things in my home town Kerala. A number of cases have been reported from other Indian states. Some even changed their religion to receieve some benefits. Money is what acts!"   Have you judged their fruit?
    which is it you have seen or there are reports?   It really does not matter because it is not possible.   Then you say some receive benefits, well that may be, but all that does not make one a Christian.    Maybe a "church member" professing to be christian but definately not Christian.
    There are many that profess christianity and the scriptures warn us as the end gets closer there will be many more, but it also tells us how to tell which are not of Him and those you mention fit that category.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    No one can force anyone to do what they do not want to do. If this is America you are talking about? Christianity should not be forced upon anyone. Christ needs to be welcomed into your life to be a Christian.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      THEY DO it all the time either OVERTLY or more likely, COVERTLY.  C'mon now, JT!  C'mon now........

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      gm.... witnessing to someone and "forcing" them are totally different. No one can be forced to come to Christ if they are not willing is what I am saying.

    3. cat on a soapbox profile image97
      cat on a soapboxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ??? Who is "they?" No one is "forced" into Christianity these days. An argument could be made in the missionary days when the Spanish Catholics converted the Native Americans, but not today.  The weak and needy can be coerced, not forced.

    4. KnightlySirJames profile image59
      KnightlySirJamesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Covert force of Conversion ... How does that happen at all, let alone "all the time"???

  7. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

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    I shall include many religious beliefs.  Christians are NOT the only religionists and pietists who do this.  Many religionists and pietists feel that their spiritual and/or ethical metholodology is the only right and legitimate one.  They furthermore contend that they are PREORDAINED to have others believe as THEY do.  They have the contention that those who DON'T believe as they do are lost souls in need of correct religious indoctrination, 

    These religious authoritarians feel that it is THEIR WAY only.  They refuse to realize that other religious/ethical/spiritual methodologies are just as legitimate as theirs.   Their reasoning just as not that advanced.  Their reasoning as far as religious methodology goes, is still at the lowest elementary level.  It is akin to some children wanting everything to be THEIR way or they will resort to behaviors to get others to cave in to their wishes. 

    There are many religionists who feel that their religion is SUPERIOR to that of others.  Since they feel that way, they believe that they have the divine, unmitigated right to convince others of this concept.  It is really narrowminded to the multillionth degree in addition to being immaturely arrogrant.  These religionists and pietists believe in some delusional way that THEY are RIGHT/CORRECT/ SAVED while OTHERS are WRONG/IN ERROR/DAMNED and THEY'RE about to "MAKE IT RIGHT" so to speak.

    1. KnightlySirJames profile image59
      KnightlySirJamesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone does what you are condemning even YOU.  YOU make certain assertions in YOUR comment ... YOU believe these assertions to be true ... YOU believe everyone would benefit from adopting YOUR philosophy ... and so YOU seek to advance it.

  8. BuffaloGal1960 profile image73
    BuffaloGal1960posted 4 years ago

    I don't know any Christians who force people to convert. I've never met one and I'm 53 years old and have been around Christians all of my life.

    Christianity is about free will and choice exactly.  You either believe in Christ or you don't.  If a Christian tells you about Christ and you choose not to believe, that is your choice.

    Some people on Hubpages ask questions I think are manipulative at best.

  9. PoeticFailosophy profile image57
    PoeticFailosophyposted 4 years ago

    It's about increasing your down line.  i converted 6 people to christianity and they in turn converted 46 more.  now i get a 2% bonus. would you like some literature about this exciting business opportunity?

  10. profile image51
    WATERSTARposted 4 years ago

    FROM: WATERSTAR: it is not a matter of converting someone to christianity, anymore ,because so many organization hide under the banner of christians but they do not even belive in jesus all they are in for is the money $ , but have no relationship with GOD, THE MAIN REASON FOR ANYONE TO CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY, HAVE A FEW GOOD BENEFITS,,THERE IS A LEFT AND THERE IS A RIGHT SIDE,each have a final destination, where you as an indiviudal want to end up it is all up to you , i would like to point you in the direction of the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE IT IS ONLY FOUND IN JESUS THE RIGHT SIDE,HE have proven HIS ability to do what He said, 99% of all of the founding FATHERS of this Great Land put their full trust in This one GOD, and all of the world benefits from the BLESSINGS that he did give unto this GREAT Land, but we have taken for granted that we no LONGER wanted to truly belive in HIM ANYMORE but choose rather to accept all other gods and expect Him to keep on BLESSING US, we will wake up soon in a LONLEY BOAT With no engine Stuck and going Backward. But there is Still a LITTLE HOPE Left only if we run quick and do as HE said in the Book of Acts of the APOSTLE Chapter 2 verse 38 if you want to be on the right side of blessings on this Earth and at the end    of Life and receive joy peace and pleasure in a paradise world where you will never die or suffer pain then JESUS ISTHE RIGHT CHOICE for everybody. the Rapture is near JESUS is truly Coming soon be ready to meet HIM FOR A TRIP TO PARADISE FOREVER. no body ever sorry when they enter Heaven it has no regrets only thank you very much. BY:WATERSTAR

 
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