How is a Christian supposed to react to evil—submit to it or fight against it?
Those who argue that Christians should be pacifists quote the words of Jesus: “Blessed are the peacemakers” and “resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on the right check, turn to him the other also.”
Others argue that Christians are called to fight against evil and quote these words of Jesus: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
Can these two positions be reconciled? Is Jesus contradicting himself?
Does the Bible advocate peace at any price?
Is the Christian ever permitted to use force in the context of his duty as a citizen?
Should Christians compromise principles for the sake of avoiding war? And to have peace at any price?
In this title, Dr Zodhiates offers sound biblical answers to these questions and many more in an exegetical study of Matthew 5:9 and other related New Testament passages.
Paperback, 119 pages