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    • It does not sound to me as if you are seeking to persuade anyone but rather that you are spoiling for a fight.

      As a believer in the Bible, I believe that on the Day of Judgment that those who have not been forgiven of the sin of deliberately killing unborn babies, and who have participated in this deed, will be held accountable by God for this sin.

      BUT,

      When Jesus walked on this earth, he sought with patience and gentleness to persuade people to repent of sin and accept the salvation which God offers. Therefore, those who have received God's forgiveness are themselves to treat other sinners in a manner which is similar to the way in which God treated them:

      "…beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; "

      Notice that the word "belligerence" is not in that list. In fact, the greek words in that passage imply the very opposite attitude from belligerence.

    • I have really tried not to bite, but I just can't stop myself.

      Firstly, it's a massively over-simplifying statement as I'm sure everyone appreciates, and since it gives no justification for, or thought behind, the statement is probably just designed to provoke and encourage argument.

      Secondly, I disagree with it. I'm not prepared to get into a big debate about it though.