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When to keep silent?

Simple answer:
Keep “silent” like Christ when your questioners are there to provoke, hurt or kill you.

As much as possible, never keep silent to:

1. One who wants to learn the Truth from you. Don’t be selfish in sharing the knowledge which has been graciously & freely given to you by God.

For knowledge pertaining to God, make no monetary profits (no money collections/fees) as Christ literally exhorted true believers to give “God given” gifts “freely” as the verse below declares truthfully:

… Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)

Apostle Paul echoes the same Truth:

What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.” (1 Corinthians 9:18)

2. Oppression and violence. Correct with words and not violence. If they do not listen, God will judge them accordingly but “you did your part” as a true believer of Christ.

Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:9)

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)

To do otherwise is simply “Un-Christ-like”.

As usual, decide for yourselves which is right! (literally)

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