Friday, April 13, 2012

Exploring Christianity and Violence

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Evangelist  Jeremy Hodges from Google plus.  We explored the New Testament position on violence.  There was a particular emphasis on Self Defense.

***Warning ***  This topic is extremely unpopular and may challenge your current beliefs.

What does the New Testament say about violence?
What does the New Testament say about self Defense?

I encourage you to take a listen as we explore some recent threads I posted relevant to these topics.  You can find most of the links here!

Below you will find a lot of the scripture references that we discussed - and then some.

Strap on your seat belts as you put on your headphones and ask yourself  - "What does the New Testament say?"

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As you listen ask yourself  - "Are there any post cross scriptures that encourage self defense by using physical violence?"

Love, Pray, and do good to our enemies  -Matthew 5:44
Soldiers can do violence to NO man -  Luke 3:14
Recompense NO man evil for evil -   Romans 12:17; 1 Peter 3:9
Don’t avenge yourselves -      Romans 12:19
Overcome evil with Good -        Romans 12:21
See that NONE render evil for evil -    1 Thessalonians 5:15  
When Christians are persecuted flee  - Matthew 10:23
Some refused to be saved! -   Hebrews 11:35

We welcome your comments!