For those who feel the need to confront Christians, I have one question for you. Why is it when an non-Christian feels the need to confront Christians trying to use the Bible as a weapon against the us, they always take verses out of context to try and make your point? Do you not realize that in doing so you defeat yourself?
The latest round of this practice was noticed just a few moments ago, where some non-believers decided to side with Muslims and claimed Christianity preaches violence as evidenced by Jesus said in Luke 19:27 “But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.” But what was not said was this was part of a parable that Jesus preached about a wealthy man who wanted to be king (Luke 19:1-27). He gave his servants money to invest while he was gone. They didn’t want him to become king and tried to prevent him from doing so. He still became king and when he returned two servants had made him more money although they tried to keep him from being king. He rewarded them for making him money. One servant who was afraid of him, kept the money originally given to him in safe keeping for fear of losing it and angering his master. This money was taken from him and given to another servant. But then the king said “but those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them – bring them ere and kill them in front of me.”
There are also those who quote verses out of the Old Testament to claim Christianity as a cruel religion. To those I say the Old Testament is the recording of God’s Law that condemns us all to death because there is no one who can abide by all of His laws. It is the New Testament that Christians follow and it is the New Testament where God gives those people who accept Jesus’s gift eternal life after this one.
So, to wrap this up, I would say non-Christians who want to debate our faith with us should be knowledgeable before trying to use our Bible against us, because those who aren’t only defeat themselves.
P.S. To the Muslims that say that Christianity is a poly-theistic religion because of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I ask you this: What do your grandparents call you? What do your parents call you? What does your wife call you? and What does your children call you? With these answers in mind, are you more than one person?