Two Warnings for Christians

Two Warnings for Christians

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  1. The Watcher

    The Lord Christ has given the strictest of commands for his faithful brethren & sisters regarding self-defence and using violence.

    "38 You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
    39 But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man [who injures you]; but
    if anyone strikes you on the right jaw or cheek, turn to him the other
    one too.

    40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your undershirt (tunic), let him have your coat also.
    41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two [miles].
    42 Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow from you.

    43 You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy;
    44 But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"
    Matt 5:38-44 (AMP.BIBLE)

    They are not to use violence to any human being just as Christ warned Peter when he cut off the ear of one of the men attempting to arrest him.

    In fact, even soldiers, when becoming believers ask about their position before God.
    To which St. John replied:
    "14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them,
    **Do violence to no man**, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages."
    Luke 3:14 (KJV)

    It's therefore impossible to obey Christ and become a gun totting police officer or a soldier in the military or any other occupation where the harming of human beings is concerned.

    "43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
    44 But I say unto you,
    Love your enemies:
    bless them that curse you: do good to them that hate you,
    and pray for them which hurt you, and persecute you,
    45 That ye may be the children of your father that is in heaven:"
    Matt 5:42-45 (Geneva Bible)

    Harming your enemy is forbidden, even at the point of losing your life, along with those whom you love most dearly.
    "36 Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;
    We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter."

    July 30, 2021 at 5:08 am Reply

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