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In general Romans 12:16-21 (ESV) 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, ...


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Some Christians would say that the abusiveness of the husband is proof that he is not a Christian, and the wife is therefore able to divorce him based on Paul's words in 1st Corinthians 7. The key point is in bold. 1 Corinthians 7:10-15 ESV To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she ...


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No, as little as it advocates violence against any other sinner. The story in John 8 holds for homosexuals as well: He who is without sin throw the first stone. And when nobody did: Go therefore and don't sin no more.


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Hatred should not be shown towards anyone. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) The punishment of homosexuality Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was ...


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I should preface my answer by saying this is entirely educated guesswork, as is any answer to this question. Don't take it as divine revelation, but as just one of many views on the events of the time. Some have mentioned that maybe he was being metaphorical, and that the disciples were having one of their (quite frequent) blond moments in taking him ...


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First off, a point of terminology. There is no Biblical (or historical, for that matter) basis for the existence of "homosexual people" in the first place. The concept of "sexual orientation" as an inherent trait seems to be a modern concept, invented for political purposes and unsupported by objective facts. The Bible condemns homosexual acts in very ...


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My recollection of the section in Confessions where Augustine discusses the Bible with Ambrose was that they took most of the Old Testament far more figuratively than we do today (it should be noted that one of Augustine's primary objections to Christianity, when he was Manichean, was that the OT is inconsistent and often poorly written). Approaching the ...


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Jesus advocates using means other than violence (Mt. 5:38-48, Mt. 26:51-52). According to Paul, we shouldn't even be cruel nor hateful towards others: Romans 12:16-21 (ESV) 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses' pacifism is not predicated on their beliefs about government. In other words, human violence of all kinds, whether government sponsored or not, are evil. Jehovah's Witness believe literally However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44 and Do not avenge ...


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The Bible does not give a lot on marriage, nor does it give a lot on divorce. In the book of Matthew Jesus gives us an idea of what God feels about the sanctity of marriage: Matthew 19:3 through 9 NKJV The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said ...


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This post made me wonder. Is it true the Orthodox church thinks violence is always sinful no matter the circumstances? The violence in very most cases includes the anger, and hatred to the target of violence, lets say enemy. So that are the reasons why the violence in bad. I said very most because we know the case of the violence without a sin: And the ...


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Both. The article Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Go to War? on JW.org addresses this well. On the one hand, they are "neutral" toward governments: Jesus’ disciples obey his command to be “no part of the world” by remaining strictly neutral in political matters. (John 17:16) They do not protest against military actions or interfere with those who choose ...


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It seems that the human concept of God from most religions always included a principle of punishment for wrongs. No religion ever thought of a God of grace and unlimited love as expressed in the gospel of Christ, until Christ came. Therefore we do not find significant opposition to God's justice and anger (deemed as cruelty) except as a result of a world ...


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Read Romans 1-2 (that's chapters one and two), which contain verses quoted to condemn homosexuality. You will see that Paul is making a point that in condemning we are judging and are guilty of plenty of our own sins. Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for ...


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Mark 12:31 NIV The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these. What is important is that it does NOT say, "love your neighbor as yourself, if he believes like you do". Also, I would suggest that it would be against Jesus' teachings to even consider to hate someone because they do not have the same ...



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