One in Messiah Congregation
Shoud we debate with unbelievers ?
We should reason, expound and testify to honest hearts.
John.6[ 44] No man can come to me ( Messiah ), except the Father which hath sent me ( Messiah ) draw him: and I ( Messiah ) will raise him up at the last day.
Luke.12[ 46] The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
1Cor.6[ 6] But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers . ( not good )
1Cor.14[ 23] If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbeliever s, will they not say that ye are mad?
ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for
what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness?[15
] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath
he that believeth with an infidel?
 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Prov.25  Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
27] And likewise also the men,
leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that
recompence of their error which was meet.
 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
 Being filled
with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;
full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity;
haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient
 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
20] For I fear, lest, when I
come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto
you such as ye would not: lest there be
debates, envyings, wraths, strifes,
backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:[21
] And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me
among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have
not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they
Tit.3  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law ; for they are unprofitable and vain.
2Tim.2  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
1Tim.1  Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
2] And Paul, as his manner was,
went in unto them, and three sabbath days
them out of the scriptures,[3
] Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered,
and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you,
1] After these things Paul departed
from Athens, and came to Corinth;[2
] And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately
come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded
all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.
 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.[19 ] And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
1] And after five days Ananias
the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named
Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,
 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,
 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.
 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
Acts.28[ 23] And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.