Should Christians Sue Other Christians?  Does The Bible Forbid Christians to Sue?


Does the Bible forbid Christians from suing each other?  Is it wrong to sue another Christian?  Should a Christian take another Christian to court?  The Bible clearly states that Christians are not to sue other Christians or take them to court! 

"Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?  Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?  And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  Do you not know that we shall judge angels?  How much more, things that pertain to this life?  If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?  I say this to your shame.  Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?  But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!  Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong?  Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?  No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!"
1 Corinthians 6:1-8.

That verse of scripture pretty much removes all doubt, right?  Well, I have heard of numerous cases of Christian Leaders suing other Christians for various reasons.  How can that be when the Bible clearly forbids it?  Well, many people who claim to be Christian just give lip service to what the Bible teaches!  They parse words and explain away clear teachings of scripture to suit their worldly lusts and carnal ambitions. 

"Therefore the Lord said: 'Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me.."
Isaiah 29:13.

I will give you a prime example concerning this issue.  I had several direct quotes on a web page from a prominent Word Faith teacher and a very short explanation of Word Faith teachings a paragraph long.  This Word Faith teacher has a church with several thousand members and he makes well over $300,000 a year in base salary just from that (Not including bonuses and book revenues).  I believe there are several lawyers in his vast congregation who would eagerly perform Pro bono legal work for him if needed.

Anyway, I received a FedEx Next Day Delivery with some legal work in it from his lawyer.  The amazing thing was his lawyer purposely put a completely different street than the one I lived on and it still got to me.  Maybe they didn't want me to see the 41 cases of perjury in their spurious restraining order. 

I guess because I lived in a small town at the time the delivery guy was still able to get it to me.  My correct address was listed several times throughout the legal paperwork but somehow when it came time to mail me a copy the "pastor's" lawyer somehow sent it to a street that didn't even exist in my small town. 

This Word Faith Teacher's lawyer filed an Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order due to alleged Tortuous acts committed by me.  I was amazed at the 41 blatant lies his lawyer perjured themselves by putting them in this Ex Parte Motion. 

If a lawyer who is working for a "pastor" lies numerous times in a court document is the "pastor" guilty of perjury as well since they are working for him?  I believe the answer is yes because any legal work done in your name should be verified that it is true.  Especially as a Christian, let alone a prominent "pastor" of a mega-church.  This Word Faith pastor's name is listed as "Plaintiff" on the very first page of this document and 41 cases of perjury followed in his name. 

Summary:

We have a very prominent Word Faith teacher who makes several hundred thousand dollars a year.  This "pastor" probably has a lawyer on his payroll and several in his congregation who would do Pro bono work if necessary.  Word Faith is also referred to as "Name It and Claim It" because they teach if you confess something with your mouth and believe it you will have whatever you speak in "faith."  This Word Faith pastor obviously believes that he is going to get his Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order granted by the judge in his hometown where he wields such a great influence.

On the other side of this equation you have a simple Christian with a website dedicated to preaching the Gospel.  Discerning of Spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10) is my spiritual gift and that is secondary to me preaching the Gospel on my website. 

Who is going to win this battle?  Who is right?  Whose side is Jehovah on?  If I am wrong, certainly God will guide the judge to accept this Word Faith pastor's legal motion.  Right?  Besides, this Word Faith pastor is "claiming" his victory by "faith." 

I assume this "pastor" even had people in his vast congregation praying for him in this matter.  This Word Faith "pastor" even claims the founder of the Word Faith Movement as his spiritual father.  According to his teachings, all his spiritual son had to do is "Write Your Own Ticket With God" and get whatever his little old heart desired.  Surely a man of his; stature, spiritual lineage, resources, legal advisors, standing with God, and "faith" will get his way with a nobody like myself.

If this "Name it and Claim It" pastor's motion is denied what does that say about the Word Faith Movement's unbiblical teachings?  If this Titan of the Word Faith Movement doesn't "have enough faith" to get a victory over me maybe what he preaches is false.  This extremely wealthy Word Faith pastor who is very influential in his city petitions a judge in his hometown for an Ex Parte Motion against me.  What chance do I have?  What will I do? 

I have heard numerous blind followers of various Word Faith teachers proclaim that their beloved leaders should sue those Christians that speak out against their false teachings.  Are the misguided prayers of these deluded sheep being answered?

The Judge's Decision:

"...However, Plaintiff does not provide the Court with specific evidence in support of each claim.  For these reasons, Plaintiff's Ex Parte Motion for Temporary Restraining Order is DENIED.  It Is So Ordered."

In the envelope containing the Judge's decision I was not afforded a copy of the Plaintiff's Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order.  I assume this is why my address was blatantly changed by the pastor's attorney on the mailing envelope so I would never see the 41 cases of perjury perpetrated by them.

I thank God for being my protection in this matter.  A famous saying goes a little something like this, "One plus God, equals a majority."  In other words, no matter the disadvantage, God will make a way. The odds were definitely stacked against me in this matter in the human realm, but when you consider who had my back in the spiritual, these perjurers didn't stand a chance against my God. 

The Plaintiff actually claimed damages of nearly $100,000 in the Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order and I assume if it would have been granted they would have pursued restitution.

The extremely wealthy Word Faith Leviathan whose spiritual father founded the movement lost to a nobody like myself.  Ponder that for a moment.  I have heard a very prominent Word Faith "pastor" claim the ability to calm hurricanes merely by yelling at them in "faith." 

How could this Behemoth of the Faith Movement lose to somebody like me?  Was his faith lacking?  Was it because of unbelief on his part?  Didn't he "claim" his victory in "faith?"  Did he forget to "speak" the outcome of this situation beforehand? 

The only answer, God was on my side in this matter and nothing this Word Faith pastor; claimed, spoke, prayed, rebuked, believed, binded, agreed with, prophesied, or demanded from his false god came to pass.      

"Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.  For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.  Pronounce them guilty, O God!  Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You.
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.  For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield."
Psalm 5:8-12.

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Therefore by their fruits you will know them.  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’"
Matthew 7:15-23.

Update:

People might question my query, "Should a Christian Sue a Christian?" when it might appear that I believe that "Pastor" in my article serves a different jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4).  In the legal work filed by his perjurious lawyer it contained quotes from this pastor's website claiming he was a Christian and my website stating the same thing. 

His lawyer was attempting to make the case that we were both Christians and therefore I was knowingly slandering this "pastor" by calling him a Word Faith teacher (coincidently, his church has Word Faith in its title).

So, my page is simply taking this "pastor" at his claims of being a Christian in the legal paperwork.  This pastor claimed I was a Christian in his perjurious legal motion so he was knowingly taking his "brother" to court before unbelievers in violation of sacred scripture.

"Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me.  For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy.  For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!" 2 Corinthians 11:1-4.








"Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.  But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that  ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’  And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector."
Matthew 18:15-17
"But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?"
James 2:6
John MacArthur: Word Faith, Positive Confession, Prosperity Gospel, Name it Claim it False Gospel.