Sparks fly over “I’ll Fly Away.” Last week the U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio ordered more hearings in the matter of just who owns the rights and royalties to the American classic “I’ll Fly Away.” http://www.worldmag.com/podcast/worldandeverything/TWAEII_2013Aug20_04.php
Assuming that the people involved in this court case are Christians, I thought that it would be appropriate to address the issue of Christians suing each other.
The following is from GotQuestions.org:
Question: "What does the Bible say about lawsuits / suing?"
Answer: The apostle Paul instructed the Corinthian believers to not go to court against one another (1 Corinthians 6:1-8). For Christians not to forgive each other and reconcile their own differences is to demonstrate spiritual defeat. Why would someone want to become a Christian if Christians have just as many problems and are just as incapable of solving them? However, there are some instances when a lawsuit might be the proper course of action. If the biblical pattern for reconciliation has been followed (Matthew 18:15-17) and the offending party is still in the wrong, in some instances a lawsuit might be justified. This should only be done after much prayer for wisdom (James 1:5) and consultation with spiritual leadership.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/lawsuits-suing.html