As in the song "Lawyers In Love" we have a land, a nation with too many in high places willing to do anything for money neglecting people, honor and principle but a change is coming. No more falling for the lie of living only individualistic and independent lives leaving us divided and conquerable by powerful special interests but a people, a nation collaborating for the greater common good in various groups all across the nation. A land of people working together to help one another with a vision moreover as Jesus would have us be. Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Kindness....something about another Land. The change is coming

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Jesus Said "An Eye for an Eye" is Wrong

Jesus Said "An Eye for an Eye" is Wrong.
Jesus said: "You have heard that it has been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but I say to you, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you."

You may say that does not apply to national defense but never mind about defending the president or your country, when the soldiers came to take Jesus, the Lord of the universe, the King of the Kingdom of God told his followers to lay down their swords and not defend Him by saying "He who lives by the sword will die by the sword". Can you justify defending a president or a nation when even the Lord Jesus would not have you defend even him with violence?

You may say that Jesus HAD to go to the cross, but He could have said many other things to stop Peter and go on to the cross and He could have made the sword comment " He who lives by the sword will die by the sword" in a purely civil context but he did not. He said it when encountering the military of Rome. In scripture, context is everything.

Do not lower the standard because you find it hard to live by. Rejecting the teachings of Jesus in order to support President Bush or any President or justify life in this country is a sorry trade-off by any measure.
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