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The Command of Christ
And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing." Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: 'And He was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have an end." So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough." -Luke 22:35-38

Not so much "Gentle Jesus meek and mild" - more "John Wayne" - I love that - Hey I've got two swords!" "It is enough"....

Comments

The old saying goes that God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal.

I think the word 'meek' has changed it's meaning since the Authorized version of the bible was translated (a bit like 'charity' which was originally synonymous with 'love' but now means something not unrelated, but distinctly different)

I believe the original word meant something more like 'calm' (i.e. the opposite of angry). You can see how it came to mean 'tamely submissive' (oxford dictionary)but thats not what it originally meant. It certainly doesn't mean being some damp, hand wringing liberal.

Thank you Mr. Hamilton for that illumination on linguistic drift, I was unaware of the shift in meaning, "the opposite of angry,"...beware the quiet man.

You can beat your swords into plowshares - and those that do will plow for those that don't.

Christ also said:
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword” (Matt. 10:34).

Some people only want to think about His injunctions to feed the hungry, and forget about the rest. His disciple (Judas I think) complained about Him being annointed with expensive unguent (spikenard?), saying that it should have been sold and given to the poor. Christ said, the poor will always be with you.
But He would not. He was not the bleeding heart liberal people make Him out to be.

I pointed the Chaplain of University College Chichester at this post in the middle of a discussion on the RKBA.

Here
http://www.nakedandalive.co.uk/2004/11/beating-around-bush.html

His response is interesting reading.

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