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Has The Church Become Nicer Than Jesus?

How well would Jesus fit into our 21st Century 'go-along-to-get-along' Churchianity?

Have you ever asked yourself about the Biblical way to handle conflict and confrontation?

In a world where we were promised by the Son of God himself that we would, I said WOULD, have trouble, how are we supposed to rock up to those flashpoints of confrontation?

Is the Biblical approach to confrontation more like Ned Flanders or William Wallace? Would sweet Jesus ever say (like Mel Gibson’s version of Bravehart did) ‘I’m going to pick a fight’? The answer to that question might surprise you.

If we’re called to follow the example of Jesus in our own lives, isn’t it pretty important that we’re following the one He actually lived, and not some sanitized Hollywood reimagining of it?

Let’s go to the Book and see what it REALLY says Jesus did in times of confrontation. (Spoiler alert: there was much more to his life and ministry besides the day or so between his arrest and crucifixion.)

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.