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Old 01-24-2012, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: If by "Christian love" you mean hatred & contempt...

Originally Posted by Pe2k Voices View Post
While I agree with and support your view, the Bible justifies any threat or act of violence.
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself." - Leviticus 19:18

"Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law." - Romans 13:8

"If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink." - Proverbs 25:21
The Christian attitude is never violence, it is ALWAYS love.

And in case you think to quote the Mosaic law where many punishments include stoning, true Christians believe that the law was fulfilled through the coming of Christ, and therefore we are not bound to deal punishments of death.

"Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace." - Romans 6:14

"Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God." - Ephesians 5:1-2

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” [...] They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” [...] "Didn’t even one of them [accusers] condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” - John 8:4-11
The Christian attitude is that of love, and the laws that used to justify violence and punishment to fulfill the death because of sin have been fulfilled through the death of Christ.