Looking For Trouble? Quote What Jesus Said about War and Peace

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

February 5, 2013

Reacting to the untimely death of retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, former Republican Congressman Ron Paul posted a Twitter message lamenting that ?He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.? Dr. Paul also pointed out that it was an odd and tragic decision for Kyle to take a fellowIraq veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to a shooting range. That veteran is accused of killing Kyle and another man named Chad Littlefield.

After his tweet stirred up widespread controversy, Dr. Paul  expressed condolences to Kyle?s wife and two young children, while condemning ?unconstitutional and unnecessary wars? like theIraq invasion. Wrote Paul on his Facebook page, quote, ?A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.?

This isn?t the first time Dr. Paul has provoked the ire of Christian conservatives by invoking the words of Jesus. In a debate held in South Carolina during the last presidential campaign, Dr. Paul was rewarded with a chorus of boos for urging theUnited States to recognize and apply the Golden Rule in its dealings with other nations.

Few things will get people in trouble more quickly than quoting the words of Jesus about war, peace, and justice.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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