September 21, 2006

Jesus and Torture

Zalm has a great post:
A certain ruler came to Him, saying “You are my favorite philosopher. Tell me, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

And He replied, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”

But the ruler wanted to clarify things, so he asked Him, “And who is my enemy? I mean, you certainly can’t mean that I should love some of the evildoers that are out there.”

But of course, Jesus was notoriously weak on defense.

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