What ‘turn the other cheek’ means (and doesn’t) in an age of terrorism

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The horrific attacks in Brussels, claimed by ISIS, have left us once again shocked. Jesus has something powerful to say to the problem, but his words need to be carefully understood before being applied.

Source: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/what.turn.the.other.cheek.means.and.doesnt.in.an.age.of.terrorism/82509.htm

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My Thoughts (written some years ago)

IS WAR EVER JUSTIABLE?

When Jesus spoke about “loving one’s enemies”, he wasn’t speaking about war situations, as Christianity maintains that war is justified in certain situations (and as an absolutely final resort after all other options (to preserve peace) have been exhausted) – to remove evil tyrants and dictators, who are killing scores of innocent civilians (as an Adolf Hitler did). Muhammar Gaddafi? But then what about a situation like Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe???

from

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/what-did-jesus-really-mean-0

 

https://www.createspace.com/4368498

RELIGIon

and

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/is-it-possible-to-counter-and-ultimately-defeat-terrorism

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At an individual level, I just believe each person has to decide for themselves how to respond to terrorism…to evil in the world . To be passive (surrender), or to fight it with everything we have? (Does the means justify the end?) We are all given free will (individual choice) in this matter, together with a sound mind (see Romans) to make these sorts of decisions in our own hearts and minds…

and that’s how I believe Jesus would respond

TODAY!

 

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“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”

Romans 12:21

from

http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

 

http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

and

http://www.defeatterrorism.wordpress.com

 

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Good morning sunshine , NU

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

Light (John)

 

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