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?
- OttoLv 71 year ago
Jesus is against weapons. So we go not to war. We are neutral. -John 13:34,35; John 1716.Source(s): Bible
- dumbbuLv 61 year ago
Depends on which side of the sword you happen to be on.
- PubliusLv 71 year ago
At one point, Jesus advised his followers to buy swords. He was pro self-defense, of course.
- dewcoonsLv 71 year 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 71 year ago
Sounds like it's against.
- MalcolmLv 61 year ago
The only offensive weapon in Christianity is "the sword of the Spirit", Eph. 6:17.
- yesmarLv 71 year ago
It is an admonition against violence.
- Charles VeidtLv 71 year 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.
- ChrisLv 71 year ago
Luke 22:36 is Jesus telling them to buy a weapon for self defense.
So, pro weapons.
Matthew 26:52 is Jesus saying not to fight the arrest, because Jesus is willingly going to the cross to die for our sins.
I will never understand any person that wants to disarm a society. Seriously. The weapons will be in the hands of government tyrants and criminals. You trust government tyrants and criminals?