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In religious affairs, should the use of force and compulsion ever be sanctioned?

Bible: No       Qur'an: No

2 Timothy 2:24-25 – 24. And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25. In meekness instructing those that oppose him…

Philemon 14 – But without thy mind would I do nothing, that thy benefit should not be, as it were of necessity but willingly.

Al-Baqarah 2:256 – There is no compulsion in religion.

Ali 'Imran 3:20 – If they become Muslims they shall be rightly guided; if they turn away, then your duty is only to inform them.

Qaf 50:45 – you o Muhammad are in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur’an...

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