All now-16 of Khrushchevs's posts so far implore the signing of Kumbya.
Gator, some of us were born to be among the benevolent faithful,
and some to be St. Michaels weilding the sword. ;)
I don't advocate returning evil with evil....I advocate crushing and eliminating it.
To do that, you can't be a wishy-washing fence sitter.
You speak of Jesus command to no return evil with evil. So, as a gun owner, you would not shoot someone that broke into your house. I would cause that's what I have the gun for. I would shoot someone that tried to burn my car up. I believe in a eye for an eye and and a tooth for a tooth. Like Kay said; when I see evil I want to crush it rather than accommodate it. I don't ever want to live like the FROGS.
Besides in old testament teaching an eye for an eye was not for individuals but for courts of law.Quote:
You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Anyways, I'm not asking you to walk the path that I have choosen. I'm just explaining my views. I choose to live as my Lord and creator teaches me to and I do my best to live out his commands. You are free to live any way you see fit to live. I am not criticizing you or judging you. That is between you and God.
I just think that you misunderstood what KS was saying. Perhaps I misjudged. Eventually he'll answer and we'll know.
I would like to clarify one aspect of this. I would use deadly force to protect someone elses life. I have struggled with this because I believe that Christ demanded passivity from his disciples, but I also believe that Christ would want me to help those in need and since I am forgiven for all my sins past, present and future if my actions to help someone are sinful because I have killed then I believe that I am already covered. I am not using this as an excuse to sin but to allow me some leeway in actions I intend for some one elses good.