How does one deal with bullies in the church online or offline? The best solution is to love them, however sometimes one needs to defend themselves from the lies and deceptions the bullies will advocate. How would you respond? Jesus remained calm when falsely accused, but that was with unbelievers. Would he had done the same with the church? Often a bully will make a false accusation and then when you want to defend yourself he/she will not give any details and will duck out of any further chats and label you "argumentative, divisive, unloving", etc.. Like for example some years ago a IFB pastor spread some lies about me, and falsely accused me. When I wanted to talk about it more he went dead silent, and others whom tried to confront him he also went dead silent. My mistake was that I did not get other churches around the area involved and to hold that liar accountable as no question his lies hurt my reputation around some in IFB circles. I have had unbelievers falsely accuse me or pass out flyers about me on the streets but I never defend myself or retaliate because they are lost and are headed to Hell so I expect that from them. Likewise on FB and this board there are bullies that falsely accuse and do not wish to get into details. On FB they will unfriend you when you defend yourself, here they cant do that so they just attack you. How do you respond? We are not dealing with unbelievers but with church going people and perhaps our response should be different. What say you?