7 Answers-to Religious Coercion

This pamphlet is part of a series on applying critical thinking to life-challenges. For example, you may encounter religious coercion by cults, zealous self-help movements, and deceptive missionaries.

At first, their arguments may sound confusing or convincing. However, as with any argument, it is essential to step back, look both ways, and hear both sides.

King Solomon put it this way, “the first to bring an argument sounds right, until someone comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17).

This extremely practical approach to critical thinking can empower you to make smart choices.

If you or someone you know encounters an aggressive missionary, the following Q&A is provided to assist you, a family member or friend to answer their questions and make informed decisions.