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this is the only words I can quote under the teachings of Paul he says this,
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as layth in you, live peaceably with all men.
You know....I understand....
You are stronger than me. I have had seen the other side on many occasions good and bad.... there is an afterlife and maybe you should consider researching the afterlife....it is real BUT that is not my main reason..... I really have a very personal relation with God (Father). I feel christ is with me but for some reason me and God (Father) are much more close than I am with Jesus...... so to those who believe in our Christ.....IF my feelings are much more stronger for God (Father) than I have for Jesus....... am I making a mistake?
what do you think?
originally posted by: windword
Read a little further! You're going to LOVE Romans 13!
There were plenty of Christians in Hitler's armies.
Honestly, I don't see much difference in the "special circumstances" that you claim, from St Augustine's Just war theory
God has brought forth a new covenant with man, turn to Christ and be forgiven.
"Forgive them for they know not what the are doing" Go on have a guess
Paul was talking about you living under their laws in the land, not to go and kill by their command.
You may judge them all you like but its an obedience of the heart, not desire to serve themselves.
We must also remember that even if someone's sin threatens our lives, that yes, we must defend ourselves but also that we have an eternal life, that it, not our fleshly existence, is the important thing, protecting our souls, not our mortal lives, is paramount. That is the meaning of our faith, in essence. Considering the soul, before the body. Christ before flesh.
Why couldn't they sit on a Jury I find no Bible basis for any of you twisted logic.
Ro 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.