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Is that all you got?

My post was placed on this board at 3:27pm, and you posted back to me at 3:49pm. Just a little over 20 minutes to read my post, search the scriptures I gave you, contemplate and respond. It doesn't seem you gave a sincere, thorough, and well thought out reply. If you had wanted to really know the truth, you would have spent time researching and meditating on God's Word, and asking HIM for the interpretation. In fact, I sincerely doubt you are a Christian at all.

It's obvious, no matter what I say, your mind is set, even when I give you chapter and verse as you requested. I'm convinced that even God Himself couldn't convince you otherwise. And if He can't, I certainly won't try. I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 says that to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, including a time to kill. But I'm sure you will disregard that also, since it doesn't fit into your narrow tunnel vision of things as you see them, a.k.a. "The world according to Guest238".

"To turn the other cheek" is a highly metaphoric phrase. (Didn't you ask me if I ever heard of metaphors?) It isn’t to be taken literally, but instead means that there is benefit to not using aggression when it can be possibly avoided. This is the stance of people like Gandhi and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Instead of sanctioning violent overthrow of the status quo, they advocated nonviolent resistance. The many sit-ins, walkouts, and deliberate acts of passive civil disobedience were viewed as a means of turning the other cheek since no violence was offered in this disobedience. Instead people quietly stood for what they believed, taking the full slap of the law on the other cheek without engaging in violence. This is quite different than this verse being taken to mean that God doesn't believe in capital punishment so it should not be allowed.


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