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Turn The Other Cheek – The Cowards Favorite Verse

Posted by truthpills on 2014/12/06

Turn The Other Cheek – The Cowards Favorite Verse

ray-gano-medYou do not know how many emails I get from ignorant cowards and so called pacifists who always quote “We are not supposed to fight, we ar told to turn the other cheek.”

This is primarily taken from Matthew.

Matthew 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

It upsets me that so many who call themselves Christians today do not take the time to really study scripture and look into the context which a lot of popular ideas stem from.

This is taken from Matthew 5 which is the beginning of the famous Sermon on the Mount, which goes all the way through to chapter 7.

In this portion Christ is talking about dealing with your enemies. The problem is that there are different types of enemies, enemy personal, enemy universal, enemy corporate. The pacifist lumps it all into one category, “enemy”.

The problem is that what Christ is talking about here is personal enemies and not those who are corporate / universal.

When we read in context we see that Christ is addressing social issues. How to deal with one another, being angry with one another, issues like adultery and divorce, making promises you cannot keep or making promises you should not promise to keep.

We then come to the famous turn the other cheek / love your enemy part.

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