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Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword

Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34

With a sword as a weapon it is always injury or death. But did Christ bring death? Or war, terror, or unrest? What about ‘justified’ violence?

No, He bought the good news of eternal life and a new commandment: “love one another.” And in his own life He demonstrated strength of spirit, meekness, love. He has a completely different ‘sword’ as his weapon, a spiritual sword (Ephesians 6:17, “the sword of the Spirit — the word of God”) that separates divine truth from earthly falsities.

 

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