posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 11:35 AM
a reply to: stormson
they seem to forget that christ was a pacifist. they forget the whole "turn the other cheek". they forget how the "meek will inherit the earth". they
forget that most of the disciples were executed and never put up a fight. (i figure that if jesus ever said fighting was ok then the disciples would
have done it)
I believe you are mistaken in that Jesus was a pacifist. Jesus was not a pacifist and that was clearly shown in His righteous anger in the temple
money changers event. A true pacifist would have obeyed the edicts of Rome and refrained from agitating Roman law.
When Jesus sent the disciples out to establish His doctrine, He knew that the settlements were far apart and exposed the disciples to danger from
mostly wild animals as well as bandits. This also plainly shows that God does not micro manage every happening in this world. God has a perfect will
and a permissive will but due to all men willfully sinning it is impossible that any person can meet the requirements of His perfect will.
As for resisting an enemy, it is only common sense that a man protect his household from danger as well as it is his responsibility to protect and
care for his house as well as he can. All disciples were not Apostles only and it was not Apostles only that were persecuted. Women as well as men
were murdered for the acceptance of the Christ. Why did God allow this? Because all of this procreated world is not in the perfect will of God and
never will be in His perfect will. God did not create anyone existing from Adam. Man procreated himself in the permissive will of God and man is to
blame for all of the woes of life. Not God. But man. Never forget that. Don't blame God for what you willfully do yourself.
As for you singling out Christianity is not fair at all. You never mentioned any other religion except Christianity and i find that repulsive to say
the least. There is not one religion in complete accordance with the perfect will of their Creator that has ever existed. Not one. In fact the name
Christianity is the dumping ground for a greater share of those such as Mormon or J.W. who are not Christians by any sort of claim. The hundreds of
offshoots of Roman Catholic can also be accounted. What is left is a very small number of true Christians who you seem to think are the greater
problem in this world than the head chopper Muslims that exist today.
You need a bible scholar to teach you how to read the bible and quit this verse thing that so many are into today. When you read the NT you should
always be aware of who is speaking, and to whom he/she is talking to. All authors of the NT literature are not talking directly to you but have
written to selected groups of people and their needs in various circumstances. I doubt that not one had any idea that their letters would be complied
into a book and used in the manner as being used today. I also doubt that every letter was without some error or complete in thought. All men have
sinned and this includes the Apostles. They and their disciples were not in the perfect will of their Creator and all died in judgment.
Then how are we to read the scriptures? We are to read the scriptures as to being taught the trial and errors of the permissive will of God through
Jesus. That is called grace. Not by i did this so you must do the same. That was not the intent of free will. We all should use the NT as a guide
to correct our understandings of our Most High Father God. Even then we all must have grace [His permissive will] or perish. Most all I have read is
using another sinners opinion to vindicate their sin. That is not honesty to those who do this nor to the ones they are trying to teach. Apostles
were not sinless nor did they teach perfection. They taught justification by grace.