Originally posted by gravitational
Originally posted by Cheerfulnihilist
As a Christian, I forgive them.
Turn the other cheek, people. There really should be no other response.
Turn the other chick
and Next round you might get a broken jaw.
And? What good does it do to fight what's in another man's heart? That person burned a Bible out of the emotions in his heart - anger, envy, spite,
hatred, vengeance etc. The Koran is an idol in the hearts of most Muslims, therefore it produces anger and outrage in their hearts when somebody
condemns it or burns it. As a Christian, the Bible is not to be an idol. If I let it become an idol, it will produce the same emotions in my heart
that many Muslims portray.
“That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts,
fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All
these evil things proceed from within and defile the man” (Mark 7:20-23).
If I strike back, does it not show vengeance in my heart? I know that my Father will avenge. If I strike back in fear for my life then I've given in
to Satan who knows that "A man will give anything to save his own life." The moment we allow an idol into our hearts, we are subject to destructive
behaviours which derive from the love of it. If a man is going to kill me because of emotion in his heart then it should be perfectly clear who
controls his heart - not the Creator. Christ Jesus was murdered out of envy. The RCC killed thousands because they refused to acknowledge it as
Christ on Earth. Those who died chose instead to worship the Creator only. Those who worship self and money are those who slaughter their unborn.
Those who idolise themselves as "gods" start to act like gods etc etc. actions stem from what's in the heart.
Turning the other cheek, in essence, is showing that the heart doesn't idolise anything (including physical life) and therefore only love is within
that heart. Today, many in the Muslim community are clearly demonstrating that they don't worship the True Creator but rather their idols - their
mosques, the Koran, their prophet. Rage, murder and seething are it's fruits. Unfortunately, many in the western lands worship idols and therefore
will never see the trap being laid against the true followers of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This created Islamic reaction will, after war
and destruction, be deemed the cause of all mankind's troubles. They've already laid the groundwork to throw true Christians under that bus. True
Christians that will turn the other cheek as they are persecuted by those very same people who cannot discern the sarcasm in this article.