I have a few questions. If you respond please keep the answers short, thanks. 1) Once I heard a pastor say something which goes like: As a christian you're dead. You died with Jesus. A dead man has no rights. Have you ever seen a dead man complaining about something abusing him? I haven't. This means that as a christian you have no rights. Do you agree with this? I don't. I think this is absolutely silly. This would mean that christians have to allow themselves to be abused and mistreated and because they're "dead" they mustn't even care or get angry or demand justice for their rights. 2) If somebody mistreats you and you feel like he cannot treat you this way then is this okay or is this basically a reaction of your own flesh? I mean I bet you know these situations where somebody mistreated you and you're angry and something inside you screams "He cannot do this to me. I cannot allow this. My rights have been injured." Is this a legitimate reaction for a christian or is this the flesh? 3) If somebody offends you and does not apologize do you still have to forgive him? I mean if somebody apologizes then it's okay. But what if he doesn't? What if he refuses to?`Do you still have to forgive him? Does God demand this from us? If somebody did me wrong and then even refuses to apologize then this would make me even more angry, I don't know if I could simply forgive and forget in such a situation.