Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Brief Summary of Jesus' Method of Using Violence

I just want to make it absolutely clear about Jesus and violence.  If we are going to follow Jesus' method of violence, then:

-We only carry weapons if we are pretending to be thugs in order to fulfill Scripture (Luke 22:35-37)

-We never use weapons to harm another because that results in our own judgment (Matthew 26:52)

-We should bring out a whip and turn over tables only in response to hypocrisy in churches, never against those who attack us (John 2:14-16)

-When people try to kill us, we pray for their forgiveness (Luke 23:33-34)

Okay, got that straight?