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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    Matthew 5:44
    "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,"

    Your quote is fine, but your subsequent interpretation is less so. Other theologians do not agree so you do not have a clear "no no."
    John 13:34, 35
    I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another.
    35 By this all will know that you are my disciples—IF you have love among yourselves.”

    A big "IF"!
    War = no love
    A commandment must be followed.
    No love no discipleship!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibleuser View Post
    John 13:34, 35
    I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another.
    35 By this all will know that you are my disciples—IF you have love among yourselves.”

    A big "IF"!
    War = no love
    A commandment must be followed.
    No love no discipleship!
    BU
    To whom was He speaking?

    33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


    Well, lookie there, He was talking to His disciples, about "one another".

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibleuser View Post
    The context help understanding who and when etc..

    Jesus notes that when he sent them out in the past they lacked for nothing and he would have been on hand to help etc..

    But now as he was shortly to die things would change for them so now they would be going out into the world and the wilds in their preaching so they would need some protection maybe for wild animals and robbers etc..

    Regarding joining in national or international warfare say joining the Roman Pagan Legions as you pointed out that was totally a no no.

    Matthew 5:44
    However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you,
    Continue to love your enemies: Jesus’ counsel is in harmony with the spirit of the Hebrew Scriptures.—Ex 23:4,*5; Job 31:29; Prov. 24:17, 18; 25:21.
    Thus no one claming to be Christian cannot go to War.
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