Confused about the admonishment to "turn the other cheek" in the New Testament? What does it really mean? Does it mean we can't defend ourselves or fight back, or defend our civilization?
Read what Onar Am at Liberty News has to say about it.
"It may have something to do with honesty in relations to others. In
John 8:32 Jesus says that “the truth will set you free.” When someone
hits you on the cheek, was it an accident or misunderstanding? Was it a
momentary lapse of reason, or was it a deliberate act reflecting
something more sinister?
If you immediately strike back, you will never know. If, however, you
turn the other cheek, you give the other person a chance to reveal his
true self. Will he be ashamed and show remorse at your tolerance, or
will he be emboldened and take advantage of it? Turning the other cheek
will reveal the truth of what lies in their heart, and if you use it
correctly you can use that truth to set yourself free from those who
prey on your empathy and kindness.
If this interpretation is correct, you should be tolerant at first to
allow the transgressor to show remorse and shame. If they don’t, you
know the truth about the kind of people you are dealing with and you
should withhold your tolerance."
("Withhold your tolerance" is an interesting...and promising phrase, eh, pedes and resisters?)
Read the whole thing here.
3 days ago