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Should Christians sue each other?

If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers! 1 Corinthians 6:1-6
            Paul in 1 Corinthians 6 said that when believers sue each other and take each other to court, we shame God because we should resolve our matters privately.  Why would we go to the worldly courts, when we will one day be judging angels?  We have the truth on our side so we should apply it in these situations. 
            If we show dissension before unbelievers, we are saying that our faith is no different than the world’s belief systems and has no advantage to finding peace in this life.