Friday, January 18, 2019
Did Jesus Promote Violence or Shalom?
From the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven
suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
The English translation of the verse above has influenced Christian theologies and Western cultures for centuries. Some Christians have used it to promote violence as part of their mission. You can even find graphics of Jesus in military gear with an AK-47 urging people to use violence and force in Google searches. But for most Christians, the thought of Jesus promoting violence simply feels wrong. However, some of them also believe the English words of their Bible are the inerrant and infallible word of God -- God said it so that means it is true! It’s a crazy religious matrix that we live in. So, did Jesus actually say those words? Read the complete blog by clicking here.