I'm reblogging this as I found it really helpful and I believe many others will be helped by it too. It 's especially important in relation to whether or not it's right to send troops to fight ISIS, but it also has practical implications for how we live our lives on a day to day basis. If you have a wrong view of Matthew 5 you're in danger of turning into a wimp who becomes a doormat. God wants us to love others but he doesn't want us to be passive in the face of injustice or evil.
"Long story short: “Turning the other cheek” does not mean becoming a pacifist. But some of you may require more persuasion than that, so keep reading."
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