Should Christians protest? What does the Bible say?
1. Christ's instructions to us in Matt. 28:19-20 is to Go and teach. There is nothing in the Bible that says "go and protest".
2. In Exodus 1:15-21 the King of Egypt ordered the killing of children.
The midwives just kept on serving God. Verse 20 tells the outcome of that strategy. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
3. James 5:13-14 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Afflicted means ~ To suffer evil
When we’re afflicted (to suffer evil in any way) we are to pray. When we’re merry, we’re to sing .When we’re sick, we’re to call for the elders of the church.
This covers every aspect of life, and there is no mention of protesting.
Practically, what have been the results of protesting? Abortion clinics blown up, people injured, killed, etc.
4.The Bible tells us that first of all we are to pray.
I Timothy 2:1-4
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
There is no fleshly glory in praying. Others often don't see our prayers, but the Bible tells us God hears our prayers. It doesn't mention God hearing us when we participate in protests.
How much time does the protester spend in prayer and fasting? How much time has their church spent in prayer and fasting?
The time we’d be out carrying signs, let’s be praying OR out among the crowd giving out tracts and speaking with folk about the gospel that DELIVERS (saves) the soul from SIN. It's the gospel of Jesus Christ that will change people. That's why the Bible commands us to preach the gospel, because that's what works!
Let’s teach our children that abortion is sin.
Peter was in prison unjustly. Did the church make up signs and begin to walk up and down in front of prison protesting? Acts 12:1-19 They came together and prayed.
PRAYER IS FORGOTTEN TODAY
How much do I pray and fast?
How much does the church fast and pray today?
It’s easier to carry a sign and walk a beat.
Protesting often leads to ecumenism, which is not Scriptural
You joined us in this, how about joining us in….
5. We never were protestants. We were never part of the Catholic church. We never protested. We’ve always been Christ’s disciples (later called Christians) doing the will of God from our hearts.
6. What happened to the people in the following verses? The Bible is clear that those who sin will be punished.
1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
1 Cor. 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
ANSWER, they got saved and their lives changed!!