Martin Luther King once said, “Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence may murder the liar, but it doesn’t murder lies; it doesn’t establish truth…. Violence may go to the point of murdering the hater, but it doesn’t murder hate. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems.”
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Let me just start off by saying that yes, I agree that violence is not the answer. That being said, a lot of my supportive reading on Paul (I’m reading Romans for my blog right now) has referenced *other* works discussing violence in the New Testament, and I’m curious about what others have concluded on that subject.