March 23, 2004, on this blog: Breaking noses
Nothing quite as winsome and Christlike as spreading the good news through “heated argument.” And if that doesn’t work, gang up on the would-be convert and force them to accept Christ’s love by beating the snot out of them.
Evangelism, as I’ve written before is an invitation, not an imposition. It is a form of hospitality. Hospitality never involves ganging up on the outsider and bloodying their nose. (Violently ganging up on the outsider is, in fact, what got Sodom and Gomorrah in so much trouble.)So what were these little Sodomite twerps thinking? What the hell kind of church were they attending that taught them that this was acceptable behavior?