Lately, in our Bible Studies, we have been coming across many Biblical teachings that are aka “Offensive” in our modern culture. We have also noticed that the same evil agenda in the Old Testament and New Testament of NOT RECEIVING THE TRUTH that they might be saved is in high gear again today. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, Matthew 13:21, 15:12-14, 26:31-33, 2 Corinthians 11:26-32) In light of this, the stakes are high. So we risk the offense of the truth that they might be saved. -Josh
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie…” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
Should Christians Ever Offend Anyone?
“In this current world, offending someone seems rather easy. We probably have all offended or hurt someone’s feelings, whether it was intentional or not. Is the belief that Christians should never offend anyone a biblical guideline? This supposed guideline could be a result of ideas like the following:
* We need to avoid offending our weaker brother.
* We should not offend non-Christians because we might lose the opportunity to witness.
* Paul stated that we should never offend anyone: “We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed” (2 Corinthians 6:3).
After close examination, we will not only find the guideline of never offending anyone to be unbiblical, but we will also find the supposed biblical ideas used to support it are unbiblical. Taking Scripture out of context to support an idea can be very easy to do, and so we must carefully examine all ideas with Scripture.
If we are defending and living the truth of God’s Word, is it possible to always avoid offending a weaker brother or a non-Christian, and should that be our focus? This article explains why never offending anyone is not a biblical guideline…” -See Full Article by Jeremy Ham (Answers in Genesis)