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! http://goo.gl/oSt83
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?"
(Download audio here: http://goo.gl/Wr07X )
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!
Yeah this was a very sad conversation. You post scriptures and they were totally ignored. Kind of a joke really. lol I realized it was more about certain doctrines taught by men more than actually dealing with the right question.ReplyDelete
Hey Dan J. Good to see you over here.ReplyDelete
Excellent :) Thank you.ReplyDelete
What an interesting conversation! I agree that we should not wound anyone with weapons in self-defense. But if one can, I agree with using our hands and feet to defend ourselves.ReplyDelete
taken out of context. don't put emphasis where it doesn't belong.ReplyDelete
Do violence to "no man" in Luke is a good general guideline... but it doesn't mean in every situation. Context is important.
Don't be afraid to shoot someone who's about to shoot you. That is self-defense.