What is the best way to change someone’s political views?

Political views have killed more people in history than any other disease.  Defend truth rather than try to change your enemies.

Thomas Jefferson had a good suggestion:

“Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. For ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them.”
–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 30 July, 1816

Don’t waste your life casting pearls before swine.

The Apostle Paul also had  a good suggestion in his letter to Ephesians:

have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

Every Law Dictionary will tell you that: Contra principia negantem non est disputandum. There can be no debate with one who denies fundamentals.

Many people cannot understand the ways of God.

  • Romans 8:7 – Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
  • The Almighty Himself gives them over to reprobate minds according to Romans 1:28. Without understanding, arrogant, inventing ways of doing evil, senseless, faithless. And yes, ruthless.
  • 2 Timothy 3:7 ever learning but never arriving at a knowledge of the truth
  • Proverbs 1:7 (KJV) fools despise wisdom and instruction.

But you have a duty to engage them in some small way. You may be their only inspiration to accept eternal salvation according to Second Timothy 2:23 to 3:7- (NKJV):

“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! … always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

My suggestion is to refer them to my free essays at NotFooledByGovernment.com

Steven Miller · Originally answered Jan 13, 2019

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