why do christians always say "jesus loves you"

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charfreemannn
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even to the most random ppl like little kids or people of different faiths. it was so weird, i was walking home yesterday and was waiting for the bus and a group of people came up to everyone there saying "jesus loves you", "repent before its too late"

there's nothing educational about that and i don't feel like i've gained anything from that information

it just made me uncomfortable (and seriously?? why little kids when they're with their parents? blatant disrespect especially when they're clearly not a Christian)
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Religious zealots trying to convert random strangers via a combination of carrot and stick tactics.:yucky:
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Think your reaction is over the top tbh
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(Original post by charfreemannn)
even to the most random ppl like little kids or people of different faiths. it was so weird, i was walking home yesterday and was waiting for the bus and a group of people came up to everyone there saying "jesus loves you", "repent before its too late"

there's nothing educational about that and i don't feel like i've gained anything from that information

it just made me uncomfortable (and seriously?? why little kids when they're with their parents? blatant disrespect especially when they're clearly not a Christian)
They want to spread their faith as in Christianity it’s seen as a good thing to spread their faith.
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It's a way of doing missionary work. Given the way most people react to being handed a gospel tract (politely taking it at best, and getting annoyed with the preacher at worst) I wouldn't say it's pretty effective.

Personally whenever anyone offers me a tract I politely decline and say I'm a Catholic.
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Expect they're trying to obey Jesus:

Matthew 28:18-20:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
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As a former Christian, I have some sympathy for Christians who do this. I've been in churches where there's great pressure place on Christians to evangelise. That Christian evangelising may not even want to be doing it but feel they have no choice.
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(Original post by day 481516)
As a former Christian, I have some sympathy for Christians who do this. I've been in churches where there's great pressure place on Christians to evangelise. That Christian evangelising may not even want to be doing it but feel they have no choice.
It shouldn't be like a law it should be spontaneous desire. Jesus says:

"you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me "
(Acts 1:8)

And

"at that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." (John 14:20)

The problem is, many churches lead people to believe they are "a Christian", when in fact they have not received this!

The experience is detailed in Acts 2v4 onwards . . . Did you ever get that day?
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