Should a Christian Sue for Pain and Suffering?

If you or A Loved one have suffered an injury or death as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you are Going To have a lot of issues to deal with in the Future.  I Believe This is especially true if you are a Christian. 

While I Believe that the bible does not directly state that Christians Are to hold corporations and wrongdoers accountable on behalf of others, it is consistent with the focus on justice that scripture places on the law to hold that View.  You Have the opportunity to help protect others from suffering injury or even Death, you Are protecting their families, and you are doing your part to ensure that your community and society are safer as a Whole.  The Gospel, alone, is not the only form of justice that is Perfect, But this is the best form of justice that may be able to help many family members who lose family member(s) through the Wrong doing Of another in the form of injury or death due to the wrongdoing of another.

Person to Person Dispute

Is it right to take another person to court if you think they have done something wrong? What if the person in question is a believer? Depending on the issue, you may have strong opinions about it. The one thing you should, however, do before making a decision is stop and ask yourself: Is what I think based on the Bible?

To begin with, the courts do not have anything inherently evil about them. As a matter of fact, they are ordained by God himself. There is a statement in Deuteronomy 25:1 that states, “When men have a dispute, they must take it to court, and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.” Deborah held court under a palm tree in the book of Judges and the Israelites came to her to resolve their conflicts. Judges 4:5.

Many people are bothered by the fact that jury verdicts often seem to exceed the value of an injured party’s damages in a case where the verdict was a defense verdict. It is quite understandable that this would happen. There are several references in the Bible to compensating a person for a loss they have suffered. A man is required to recover for the time he lost when he is struck by another man, as stated in Exodus 21:18-19. As well as striking the blow, the man was also responsible for seeing to it that the injured man was fully healed after the blow was struck. Exodus 21:22 states that if men who were fighting struck a pregnant woman during a fight and she gave birth prematurely but without serious injury, then the offender had to pay a fine equivalent to what the woman’s husband demanded and the court approved. According to another passage in Exodus, when a servant’s master knocked out his tooth by accident, the servant was allowed to go free. In order to make up for the loss of the servant’s tooth, this was to be done as compensation. Exodus 21:27.

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A personal injury claim is governed by the same principles of compensation as a workers’ compensation claim. In Exodus 21:18-19, money damages are allowed for wages lost and medical care (Exodus 21:18-19), for pain and suffering (Exodus 21:22), and for the permanent impairment of a body part (Exodus 21:27).

Prior to filing a lawsuit, a person should attempt to settle his claim before he files a lawsuit. According to Jesus, you should settle an argument with an adversary even before you go to court. In Matthew 5:25, Jesus tells us that. As we read in Proverbs, we are warned not to bring a matter to a court hastily. Proverbs 25:8. Taking this advice is wise, since lawsuits can rob us of our peace of mind (Proverbs 29:9).

Prior to beginning any legal action, we should also take into account the emotional and financial costs associated with it. Luke 14:31-32. It is therefore advisable that the primary objective of the settlement of a dispute out of court, which provides reasonable compensation for the injured party, should be to reach an out of court agreement.

What happens when one Christian sues another Christian? Let’s say a Christian contractor performed work on a brother Christian’s house, but the brother refused to pay. Christian contractors may be unable to pay their employees and support their families without this money.

According to 1 Corinthians 6:1-8, lawsuits against believers are not permitted. Despite this, verses 4 and 5 of that passage suggest that the dispute should be referred to a church member for resolution to resolve the issue. I would like to introduce you to the concept of Christian arbitration. A description of the biblical steps can be found in Matthew 18:15-17. When a brother sins against you, Jesus says that you are to tell him his fault in front of just the two of you if he sins against you. Take along one or two other people with you if he won’t listen to you.

Nevertheless, if this brother refuses to listen to them, then this matter needs to be referred to the church for further action. It is required of you, however, to treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector (i.e., a nonbeliever) if he refuses to listen to the church. If a Christian refuses to have the matter resolved by the church or by a Christian, then you can take him to court if he refuses to resolve the matter through the church or by a Christian.

As a last resort, God has established the courts as a means of resolving disputes. Our primary objective, however, should be to resolve the matter without bringing a lawsuit to court.

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Coperate Dispute

In the event that one suffers personal loss as a result of the negligence or deceit of a business or company, should a Christian file a lawsuit against them? Towards the end of the book “Business by the Book,” published by Thomas Nelson, I provide the following answer:

In view of the fact that there were no corporations in existence when the Bible was written, the best we can do in order to relate the principle to the closest parallel of that time: a government agency.

There is no doubt from what is written in the book of Acts that Paul recognized the authority and the responsibility of the government of Rome as well. Having been falsely arrested, he used the application of Roman law to be able to regain his freedom once he had been falsely incarcerated. It is also clear from the context of Acts 16:37 that he uses the implied threat of using that law as a means of punishing those who oppose him. He appealed to the law of Rome to defend himself when he was falsely accused by the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem and jailed by the Roman authorities as a result of this false accusation.”

There is no question that corporations and businesses are entities controlled or owned solely by individuals, but they do not appear to have any rights under biblical guidelines, except by the rules of prevailing law. Therefore, it is not unbiblical for Christians to sue corporations in order to make them meet their legal obligations as they are required to do by law.

Nevertheless, before suing anyone, including entities, Christians should ensure that the reasons for initiating the lawsuits are legitimate, lawful, biblical, and moral before they initiate the lawsuit. A Christian who is directed to abandon any legal action by God must do so willingly in order to follow His direction. The Bible says, “Make sure your character does not contain any inclination toward money, and be content with what you have” (Hebrews 13:5). In the end, God always judges our attitudes, and just because something is permissible doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. (See 1 Corinthians 6:12)

Often, legal counsels will recommend that you file a lawsuit against your insurance company for loss as well as punitive damages. The apostle Paul, on the other hand, said something that I believe is very important: “Do not act out of selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also look out for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4).

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As Christians, we are not to seek revenge for wrongdoing (see Leviticus 19:18 and Deuteronomy 32:35), and this includes suing for more than what is actually lost or suing in order to make a point. “Be tolerant of one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against someone; just as the Lord has forgave you, you too should forgive each other” (Colossians 3:13).

I am not aware of any biblical restrictions regarding the right of a person to sue a corporation. In the event that a Christian decides to go to court, he or she should only win the amount of actual losses suffered, such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of transportation, repairs, loss or damage to equipment or property, medical services, and travel time.

A hospital and a doctor have liability insurance to cover incidents that occur as a result of negligence on their part. It is thought that one of the reasons that medical insurance is so expensive is that there are so many people who sue for things that were never under anyone’s control or were not caused by one individual’s negligence in the first place.

According to the Bible, it is permissible to sue for hospital costs, rehabilitation, therapy, compensation for lost wages while unable to work, or the cost of any surgery that is required to correct a condition caused by the neglect of hospital employees or physicians. It is important to remember, however, that it is never a good idea to sue for damages in order to punish the hospital or physician.

It is stated in the Bible that a Christian is not prohibited from suing a company for the collection of a lawful debt, but this does not mean that a Christian should exercise this right to sue a company. As the saying goes, “Everything is legal, but not everything is profitable.”. As the saying goes, “Everything is lawful, but not everything is edifying” (1 Corinthians 10:23).

I believe that insurance companies and corporations should be held accountable for their negligence, but what is more important is the attitude of a Christian as well as his or her submission to God’s will as a Christian.

Conclusion

Throughout my time as a christian, i have heard many misconceptions about christian’s and their legal rights during this time.  The problem is especially difficult when it comes to the question of whether christians can bring lawsuits against others for personal injury.  Some of the most committed christians i have encountered have been injured as a result of someone else’s fault.  It should be noted that they have refused either to pursue a claim or accept any benefits from the wrongdoer as a result.

This is a huge mistake. I strongly believe that Christians can and, in some cases, should sue individuals or corporate bodies for a number of reasons that have been mentioned above.

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