His word is to grow the believer- in order to make better able to expand His kingdom~ Using scripture with siblings as reminders of what God says on different topics- is part of what He calls us to do~<quoted text>
Deb with all due respect I think you should re-think what you said in your post.
Quote: "GOD'S own word- which we FORCE down the throats of others"
If you really believe that statement than you should look at the rest of your post along with most of your posts. Because by your own words you are doing exactly what you're trying to condomn.
I don't see anyone in here forcing God's Word down anyones throat. I see some sharing and standing on God's Word which is exactly what God's Word teaches and what God wants from us as believers.
Food for thought Deb.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is usef...ul for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Ephesians 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Colossians 3:8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.