Romans 12:17-18 (NKJV) 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Christians may expect evil at the hands of unbelievers. However, believers are not to strike back. Why? Because we are to exhibit the love of Christ. And there is nothing that can hurt the cause of Christ more than a Christian who is a hypocrite. The unbelievers may hate us because we follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. But the very same unbelievers want to know if you are truthful or not. My friend, are you a person that can be depend upon by others? A life lived for Christ is what unbelievers want to see in you. Unbelievers are watching us. And our lives must show them Christ. So “as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.