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Discussing quote:

Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.

Started by revglc avatar revglc

THIS SEEMS TO BE A CONTRADICTION, BUT I THINK WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING HERE IS THAT ALTHOUGH HE IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE LIVED A PEACEFUL LIFE BECAUSE OF HIS TRUTHFULLNESS IT CAUSED THE PHARASIES TO PLOT AGAINST HIM AND HE WAS TAKEN TO BE JUDGED BY A GROUP OF SOLDIERS BEARING SWORDS!

Loui avatarLoui said:

You are forgotten that the pharasies were against Jesus from the side of Satan... who has been always jealoues of Peace & who cant bear it... they weere not with Jesus with the swords, they were against Jesus to kill him with the swords...

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The "sword" Jesus is talking about is his sword of justice. Jesus also came to point out that people are sinners and deserve the sword of judgement which they will encounter unless they place their trust in Jesus to save them.