5.1 - Violence

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  • Created on: 12-12-19 18:16
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  • 5.1 - Violence
    • Present from start of the Bible
      • Cain murders Abel
      • 'You shall not murder' Exodus 20:13
    • Old Testament
      • God condones violence within context of war
      • Must be to claim or protect lands promised by God
      • Must be looking forward to time of peace
      • Must be only way to establish peace
      • Can interpret as giving justification for war to defend people and nations
    • New Testament
      • J speaks of peacemakers in the Sermon on the Mount
      • Teaches to:
        • Love enemies
        • To pray for those who persecute them
        • Turn other cheek in response to violence
    • Some believe J's teaching makes it wrong to use violence, so always look for peaceful solutions


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