When Jesus say "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." is that pro weapons or against weapons? Matthew, chapter 26, verse 52?
- Campbell HaydenLv 73 months ago
Whatever Jesus said = Nothing
Jesus was an idiot.
- OttoLv 72 years ago
Jesus is against weapons. So we go not to war. We are neutral. -John 13:34,35; John 1716.Source(s): Bible
- dumbLv 62 years ago
Depends on which side of the sword you happen to be on.
- PubliusLv 72 years ago
At one point, Jesus advised his followers to buy swords. He was pro self-defense, of course.
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- dewcoonsLv 72 years ago
Interestingly in the teaching that takes place just before this incident, Jesus tells his disciples that if they do not own a sword, they should sell their cloak and buy one. Peter points out that there are two large knives on the table where they are eating, and Jesus instructs him to bring them along. It was one of those knives that Peter used to attack the mob that came to arrest Jesus. It was during this that the statement was made.
Jesus did indicate that we had the right to defense yourselves, including having a weapon. But that they were not to be used to start aggression against other people as Peter did. There is a difference between the two.
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- DuckLv 72 years ago
Sounds like it's against.
- MalcolmLv 72 years ago
The only offensive weapon in Christianity is "the sword of the Spirit", Eph. 6:17.
- yesmarLv 72 years ago
It is an admonition against violence.
- Charles VeidtLv 72 years ago
It is a wise warning about those who use violence as means to an end - a warning that the same can come upon you.