By Jon Kauffman
Many passages in both the Old and New Testament can be used to demonstrate that Jesus does not want us to use violence against our enemies. Many of the writings of the early Christian writers show that they felt Jesus did not want Christians to participate in violence. I plan to list blog posts that demonstrate that Jesus wants us to live non-violent lives.
The Apostle John Rescues a Criminal Clement of Alexandria tells a story of how the Apostle John brings a violent man to Jesus.
The Armor of God, Ephesians 6:11-17 Some Christians claim Ephesians 6 gives Christians permission to use violence. Does this passage actually teach non-violence?
Jesus and the Roman Centurion, Matthew 8:5-13 In Matthew 8 Jesus demonstrates loving enemies.
Does Romans 13 Justify Christian Participation in Violence? Romans 13 forbids Christians to participate in rebellion against the government. No where does the passage say we should participate in violence when the government asks us to do so.
A Brief Examination of “Biblical” Justifications for War by Marcy Gansler
The Abortion Story of God’s Forgiveness, Deliverance and Grace. by Sandra Oneal
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