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How should a Christian respond to bullying?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Although we do not find the word bullying in the Bible, we do find the word brutish, a synonym of the brutal thuggery associated with thieves, assassins, and savage beasts (Psalm 49:10; Proverbs 12...

July 01 2013 5 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Emilio 1992 Emo Tenorio Shomer
Great question in my humble opinion there's a day and night difference between meekness and weakness. That is misunderstood today on purpose by many with the active help of the intelligentsia media complex in particular. (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)

As a Bible believing Christian live at peace with your neighbors where and when possible, as a living sacrifice drawing unbelievers to Him. (Psalms 119:98)

Our duty is to mirror and glorify Him, thus all actions should bring His light into the darkness, scripture states that there is a time and a season for everything under heaven.....(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.

In this life there are times when peace is not possible and retreat from the field of battle that is set before you, would be the action of a coward. 
(1 Samuel 17:24; Psalms 118:16)

We must never allow evil to freely pass us, we are always to engage the enemy to protect the weak and innocent behind us, as believers if we don't, who will? And what does that say about our faith to the watching unbelievers? (Psalms 149:6-7)

Sheepdogs are there to protect the flock from harm and are a great value to the body, always vigilante at their post in front. (1 Samuel 17:48)

We stand dead to ourselves alive in Him as directed opposing the enemies of His kingdom, if directed going forward and storming the very gates of hell. 
(Psalms 112:8)

"The crumb of freedom men grant you today, they will return for tomorrow"

"The malice of the wicked, is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous"
Winston Churchill

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he is not fit to live"
Dr. Martin Luther King jr. 

In the Lord's freedom from all fear..................warrior on

December 15 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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1387427384 Lauren Brundage
Bullying is something no one should have to go through. As Christians, we should have peace with one another. We can't go around hitting each other because we ourselves are afraid to get hit. When you're being bullied, there is a war inside of you. When they make fun of you, you'll always try to correct yourself to fit in with them. Just be yourself. 

There will be times when you fall down and feel like you can never get up. Trust in the Lord to give you strength to stand up and fight Satan back. Have faith in God and He will lift you up in the end. 

Life- they never promised it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. 

Live your life for the Lord. If there is anything you would die for, what would it be? Your new Xbox? We all need to live our lives for the Lord and stand up for Him.

December 19 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Hairy Animals
If things get serious, the person getting bullied should seek help. Otherwise, he should always remember the 2nd greatest commandment.

Matthew 22:36-40King James Version (KJV)

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew chapter 5 offers plenty of advice on this subject.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

We should remember the reason people sometimes become bullies: 1) They are afraid to make friends the right way 2) They are lonely and want friends 3) They have not experienced the love of Jesus Christ.

Repeat: They have not experienced the love of Jesus Christ. This is a common attribute among bullies. As Christians, it is our responsibility to be a good, Christ-like example.

August 30 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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