1 Thessalonians 2: 1-20
“For you yourselves know brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict. For our exhortation did not come from deceit or uncleanness, nor was it in guile. But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.” 1 Thessalonians 2: 1-4.
Many of us can become quite discouraged when we are railed upon by someone who hates Christ, or does not, “Want our religious stuff shoved down their throats.” Very often this can happen when we just offer them a Christian tract (a short pamphlet with a gospel message), or quote a Bible verse; then, bang, they go off the rails. A simple, “No thank you” would suffice, but there are a lot of people out there who know that Christians are supposed to, “Turn the other cheek”, so they use that as an excuse to be rude.