An eye for an eye biblical meaning is to reap what we sow whether it's good or bad. Reaping what we sow does not mean God does not love us. This is not an opposition to God's word stating we should love our enemies.
And once again the Holy Ass is saved by our superhero "Interpretation". Sometimes I just wonder did those primitive people understood these true meanings of Holy words? Even we the people of modern world get confused by the context & interpretation of these special verses from Bible & Quran, which by the way, apparently seems pretty biased to me
I honestly wonder the same thing. This is my biggest reason for following my own path, at least if it leads someplace bad I have no one else to blame but me. Not likely to do any good blaming long dead dudes if we make the wrong interpretation or hear the wrong stories or whatever. See I would rather not follow or lead Jesus or any other deity, I would prefer walk beside them as a friend.
Do not lead me for I may not follow Do not follow me for I may not lead Walk beside me and be my friend
Perhaps that is what the original poster is asking. If Jesus says love your enemies and God is saying an eye for an eye, is this not in opposition to what God advocates? I see it differently so there is no point in me answering that question. Can you?
I'm not a preacher but here what I think, God would deal with mankind on their own level at times and men at that time believed in violences so just like women had a lower position in life God dealt with people based on their belief but as mankind became more mature God decided this eye-for-eye thing is now going to have to go.
@spanstar but world was already saved....with or without jesus...why jesus came 2k years back considering world is much older and humans are there since 0.2 million years...if he was interested in saving the world, shouldn't he be here right now..considering how strong information flows..his words would have made more sense and covered more people ..
well let us see what purpose generally messenger of god or god himself has when he visits earth...to establish way of life...now we have books for that which are said to be divine...do we have single book ...answer is no...so for god to reach out to maximum people ..what would have been ideal time...current era or thousands of years back....today god can make use of all established mediums to reach out and solve how to live thing for once and all...what say?
The little bugger couldn't keep it in his pants for a mere 2000 years longer? Maybe Mary was like the last virgin that ever was. No virgins of age after the year 0000. (We've all been lying ever since then.)
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