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Trumpís favorite Bible teaching: ďAn eye for an eye,Ē of course
Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2016 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/14/2016 11:16:18 AM PDT by C19fan

Via BuzzFeed, I’m going to be bold and pronounce this the single Trumpiest thing he’s said since the campaign began. Really! Trumpier than him goofing on McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam, Trumpier than him goofing on his fans by claiming they’d stick with him even if he shot someone in broad daylight. I’m a lapsed Catholic turned nonbeliever so I’ll let the faithful among our readers correct me, but isn’t this … one of the worst possible answers that a Christian could give to this question? An “eye for an eye” does appear in the Bible, true, but it’s Old Testament; it was specifically repudiated by Jesus himself in the gospel of Matthew in favor of “turn the other cheek,” as John McCormack notes. The whole point of Christianity, I thought, is to resist vengeance and embrace forgiveness, and it’s captured nowhere more succinctly than in the rejection of “an eye for an eye.” So here’s Trump, who’s been half-heartedly pandering to evangelicals since last summer, deciding that the lesson from the Bible that sticks with him is the one about, um, revanchism, which Jesus instructed his disciplines to ignore. It’s like naming Baal your favorite member of the holy trinity.

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KEYWORDS: 2016; agitprop; blogging4cruz; potus; trump
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1 posted on 04/14/2016 11:16:18 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Is that in Four Corinthians or Two Exodus?


2 posted on 04/14/2016 11:18:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: C19fan

From the book of Daniels, CHARLIE Daniels ...

“Well, you know what’s wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bibles away
They’re living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
The Good Book says it so I know it’s the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That’s the way I see it I’m a Simple Man.”

WORKS FOR ME.


3 posted on 04/14/2016 11:19:22 AM PDT by mkjessup (The GOPe IS the "Enemy Within" !!)
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To: nickcarraway
Is that in Four Corinthians or Two Exodus?

It's from St. Donald's letter to the Coloradans.

4 posted on 04/14/2016 11:20:22 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: C19fan

Trump has bad Christian values by gigglygolly.

5 posted on 04/14/2016 11:20:38 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: C19fan

Eye for eye is not what most people think. It actually tempered how the other nations and peoples reacted to an injury. It is meant to levy a punishment that fits the injury. For example, if you stole my cow if not eye for eye I might seek that you be killed. Under eye for eye law, I am entitled to one cow.


6 posted on 04/14/2016 11:20:39 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: C19fan

Don’t forget about the passage concerning kicking illegal aliens out of the country. Oh, never mind. :>)


7 posted on 04/14/2016 11:20:56 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: C19fan

Trump’s favorite Bible verse:

Jesus slept.


8 posted on 04/14/2016 11:21:39 AM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: mkjessup; C19fan

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.” -Jesus, Matthew 5:38-42


9 posted on 04/14/2016 11:22:03 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Raycpa

[Eye for eye is not what most people think.]

JESUS revised the eye for an eye punishment. Tell THE DONALD. :)

38 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’[o] 39 But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. 40 If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. 41 If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile,[p] carry it two miles. 42 Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.


10 posted on 04/14/2016 11:22:42 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: C19fan

That is at least from scripture, and not some bogus prophecy from a cult.


11 posted on 04/14/2016 11:22:55 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (What are mere facts to a Dominionist Constitutionalist, small government-globalist tool?)
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To: Raycpa
"Under eye for eye law, I am entitled to one cow."

I believe under Levitical law you would be entitled to 4 cows. (shall repay fourfold)

12 posted on 04/14/2016 11:23:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: chajin

Great minds think alike. LOL


13 posted on 04/14/2016 11:24:01 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s in COMMON SENSE!


14 posted on 04/14/2016 11:24:04 AM PDT by Mollypitcher1 (I have not yet begun to fight....John Paul Jones)
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To: C19fan

Mine are:

Deuteronomy 30:19K (KJV)
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Proverbs 22:3 (KJV)

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


15 posted on 04/14/2016 11:24:32 AM PDT by taxcontrol ( The GOPe treats the conservative base like slaves by taking their votes and refuses to pay)
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To: rktman
Don’t forget about the passage concerning kicking illegal aliens out of the country. Oh, never mind. :>)

If I remember by "Old Testament" God usually just told the Israelites to slay any outsiders in their lands, so actually Trump is being overly generous by only building a wall and kicking them out.

16 posted on 04/14/2016 11:24:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: C19fan

Donald Trump to Bill O’Reilly: I Should Forgive Fox—But an Eye for an Eye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLwOpin52bA


17 posted on 04/14/2016 11:25:50 AM PDT by donna (Radicalized Christians become missionaries; then, they tell everyone that Jesus loves them!)
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To: chajin

Well that’s all fine and good, however the Bible says we are all sinners who have fallen short of the Glory of God, so we might aspire to the standards established by, and taught by Jesus, but nobody is going to actually achieve them.

My late Grandfather said to “turn the other cheek” too, but he also said “you’ve only got four cheeks to turn, and after you’ve turned all of them, grab the sonuvabitch by the neck and kick his ass!”


18 posted on 04/14/2016 11:26:36 AM PDT by mkjessup (The GOPe IS the "Enemy Within" !!)
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To: C19fan

An eye for an eye keeps us just. The 2 greatest commandments keeps us righteous, loving God with all our heart, and loving our neighbors as ourselves.

When the neighbor hurts us remember justice. a proportional response, and what you would want if in fact it was an accident or you were innocent.

Remember to defend yourself and that consequences are very educational if just and proportional.


19 posted on 04/14/2016 11:27:36 AM PDT by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: DoodleDawg
It's from St. Donald's letter to the Coloradans.

First FR chuckle of the day. Thanks.

20 posted on 04/14/2016 11:29:20 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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