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If confronted with Violent Protesters

My question is: if you are out in town and a “protest” with a bullhorn shows up where you are with other people having dinner, what is the Christian’s best response to the Marxist tactics of yelling and violence? Would you suggest: a. quietly praying, pay your bill and leave? b. start singing lifting the name of Jesus up? c. comforting others around you and making sure others are safe?

I don’t believe in talking to screaming people who don’t want to talk. But it does feel like our rights and freedoms in America are being violently challenged. As Christian first and US citizen second, I think often of Germany in the 1930’s and don’t want my grandchildren to condemn me for inaction. I am not afraid, I just don’t want to cast pearls before the swine, I just want to bring Jesus to others who are being cowed in these situations.

Sorry, not a clear question, but certainly want to be prepared with an answer for those who may listen in times of “protests.”
Thank you, Victoria

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I LOVE this truly timely question! I’ve pondered on it myself, but it sound like you’ve lived it. I’m so glad you brought it here to the podcast category on Connect!
Would you like your post to be submitted directly to one of the podcast teams? We are currently discussing this under Abdu Murray’s The Defense Rests. I’d love to know if Abdu would respond to this, and I’d be glad to see if we can get a dialogue going here.

Hi April,
I am new, so I didn’t know if this was in the “shame” or “virtue signaling” category that Abdu has spoken about.
Thank you.

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Hi Victoria,
I don’t know how he would come at this. He has spoken about the shame and virtue queues.

Hola, pienso que la pregunta es muy contingente y necesaria. Soy de Chile y como sabrán estuvimos bastante complicado con aquello del denominado “estallido social” de octubre pasado. Y al respecto se ha discutido bastante sobre el rol de la Iglesia y de los creyentes en particular. Pienso que es un tema profundo, con muchas aristas, pero esto no debiera llevarnos a tener una posición pasiva o tener una neutralidad mal entendida . Creo que debemos también dar razón de nuestra fe, con mansedumbre, sabiduría y discernimiento del contexto histórico que el Señor nos ha permitido vivir. Sabiendo que en todo debemos darle la gloria a Él.

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Thank you @Amunche for your wise comment. We have submitted this topic to Abdu Murray’s office and we are hopeful that we will hear some thoughts from him on the topic.

Thank you for your comment.

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