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Rex Murphy: What the tolerant must tolerate

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hypocritexposer

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To be a serious Christian in modern Western culture is to be the favoured easy target of every progressive thinker and every half-witted comedian. It is to have your sensibilities and your deepest beliefs on perpetual call for taunts, mockery and desecration. At a time when all progressives preach full volume for inclusivity and sensitivity, for the utmost care in speech when speaking of others with differing views or hues, Christians, as Christians, are under a constant hail of abuse and disregard. There is nothing too low or too vulgar.


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http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/11/26/rex-murphy-what-the-tolerant-must-tolerate/
 

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and so many promote- "Turn the other cheek Christianity" :?

what about when Jesus that drove the money changers out of the temple with a whip?

When Jesus call hypocrits - hypocrite, right to their face?
and called them " broods of vipors", when someone's ideas followed satan Jesus told them flat out- no beating around the bush, political corectness, tolerence- just the truth, which by the way will set us free not tolerence!


tolerence, acceptence and political correctness are nothing more than attacks on free speach! Jesus didn't do it so why should we as Christians?

Right is right- good is good and evil is evil- Jesus never called evil good!

actually there is a verse- "woe to them that call evil good and good evil."

you don't fight darkness with more darkness you expose it with light!
 

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Ephesians 6:12 comes to mind.

This is why, Christians need to understand how to put on the whole armour of God. They need to understand how important the Blood of Jesus is and how each place where he shed blood brought victory (from his hands bought victory over poverty, from the stripes on his back victory over sickness, etc.....). Preachers are too worried about offending someone, they need to quit that "feel good" message and tell it like it is.
 

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and so many promote- "Turn the other cheek Christianity"

and so few on the far left who use it, understand it...

Literal interpretation

A literal interpretation of the passages, in which the command refers specifically to a manual strike against the side of a person's face, can be supported by reference to historical and other factors.[2] At the time of Jesus, striking someone deemed to be of a lower class with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance.[3] If the persecuted person "turned the other cheek," the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed.[4] The other alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect demanding equality.

taken in the historical context it would have been an act of defiance..

if you have ever stood up to a bully and seen the look of fear in his eyes after he has struck you and you do not respond, then you would see the wisdom of Jesus words..

if acted on in the way Jesus commanded it would give the disciples and Christians great power in the face of a stronger enemy.. not weakness..
 

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Steve said:
and so many promote- "Turn the other cheek Christianity"

and so few on the far left who use it, understand it...

Literal interpretation

A literal interpretation of the passages, in which the command refers specifically to a manual strike against the side of a person's face, can be supported by reference to historical and other factors.[2] At the time of Jesus, striking someone deemed to be of a lower class with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance.[3] If the persecuted person "turned the other cheek," the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed.[4] The other alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect demanding equality.

taken in the historical context it would have been an act of defiance..

if you have ever stood up to a bully and seen the look of fear in his eyes after he has struck you and you do not respond, then you would see the wisdom of Jesus words..

if acted on in the way Jesus commanded it would give the disciples and Christians great power in the face of a stronger enemy.. not weakness..

great post- Thank You for posting it Steve :clap: :clap:
 

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