Deep Thought: Should I “repay back” with “evil” or “good”?

Have you ever been “abused” (e.g. emotionally, physically, etc..) by someone and wanted to return back a similar “evil”? What happened? Was it worth it?

“EVIL”

10 People Who Took Justice Into Their Own Hands – YouTube

Eye For An Eye (Islam) Vs. Turn Other Cheek (Christianity)

“GOOD”

Notable Non-Violence Advocates

Amazing Testimony of Afshin Javid Part 1 of 2

Repay evil with good – YouTube

“..William Goxo and Tielman Slabbert grew up in a South Africa torn and divided by the Apartheid system. Ignorance, fear and hatred fuelled this unfair and terrible regime, and even as it was brought to an end, there was plenty of room for distrust, bitterness and enmity in its wake. Hear William and Tielman tell some of their experiences, and how the Christian gospel brings true liberation and reconciliation, leading to love and eternal friendship. By tackling the root of all problems: the sin that dwells in each one of us, no matter what race, background or outward circumstances, it helps us to overcome prejudice, suspicion, hard feelings and hatred. With God’s help we can learn to live the life that we read about in the Bible, and experience true unity. Visit http://www.brunstad.org to learn more about this Christian life. If you are interested, we encourage you to contact us: http://www.brunstad.org/en/Contact-us/..”

A Christian Testimony in the Face of Evil January 28, 2018 jubileeminneapolis.org
“…From a Christian worldview, we have to understand that the facts are important. It is not wrong to want to know what the dots are and then to try to connect them. God made us rational and moral creatures and this moral sense reaches out for some rational explanation of the horrifying evil of our world. But our first response should not be to try to understand the crime, but rather, to identify with the community in grief and experiencing heartbreak.

The Christian worldview dignifies the heartbroken.”…”

When Is It Right to Repay Evil with Pain? Resource by John Piper Scripture: Romans 12:9–21 Topic: Public Justice desiringgod.org
‘..The clear and uniform message here is that we should love our enemies, and that this love involves treating them better than they deserve, not returning evil for evil but blessing them from our heart and helping them when they need us. This teaching is the same as Jesus’ teaching when he said, for example (in Luke 6:27-31),..”

Explain “Do Not Be Overcome with Evil, But Overcome Evil with Good” Pat Robertson cbn.com
“..If someone forces you to go one mile, go two miles. If someone takes your coat, give him your shirt as well (see Matthew 5:40-41). Do so graciously, cheerfully, even assertively. God has given you the spiritual weapons to discern who your enemies are and then to conquer them by making them your friends. (Of course, as long as there are vicious criminals and international tyrants in the world, there must be a system of restraint through local or international police. In Romans 13, police and legitimate armies are considered by the apostle Paul as “ministers of God” to bring vengeance on lawbreakers.)..”

Why should I bless those who curse me? iblp.org

“..Resolve Long-Term Bitterness

Many people have testified to overcoming years of bitterness that began when they were cursed or abused during childhood. As these abused individuals blessed their offenders, often their bitterness disappeared immediately.

But how are you to deal with bitterness toward someone on whom you no longer have the opportunity to bestow a blessing, such as someone who has died since the offense occurred?

Put your faith in God and His love for both you and the offender.
Thank God for His power to redeem those hurtful circumstances and memories.
Ask Him to give you wisdom and grace to forgive and release your offender from your bitterness and condemnation, even though the person may be dead already. You are still living, and you can still make choices that bring freedom and blessing to your life as you choose to forgive and bless instead of be bitter and curse. (See James 1:5, John 16:23, II Peter 1:2, Hebrews 4:16, and James 4:6.)
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Philosophy: Is the devil real?

NOT REAL

REAL

Christianity

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? christiananswers.net

Army Sergeant Delivers Fiery Message About Spiritual Forces Behind the Paris Terror Attacks and the ‘Chaos Going on All Over the World’ Nov. 18, 2015 12:08pm Dave Urbanski theblaze.com
“…“ISIS and all these other things that are going on in the world, it’s just the enemy’s pawns and his temper tantrum. Why is he throwing a temper tantrum? Because he knows his time is short. He knows that he’s fighting a losing battle.”….

Rogers pointed to one main target of the Islamic State to show that the devil of the Bible is influencing them: “You look at ISIS, who they they hate? They hate Christians, they are going around putting Christians in cages, setting them on fire, cutting their heads off.”

He added that the devil “hates us … because we have the light and the fire of God inside of us” and that he targets those who “allow themselves to be used by him to carry out his anger … He’s roaming the earth like a lion, seeking who he can devour.”

Rogers added that the devil is using events like the Paris terror attacks, 9/11 and and the “chaos going on all over the world” to cause division and distraction.

“He is trying to come against us with fear,” Rogers said. “He is trying to come against us with division. That’s why you’ve got ISIS and Black Lives Matter and racism and all this mess going on in the world.”

But the sergeant turned his declaration to Jesus Christ: “There is nothing bigger and badder than the power of Christ. There is nothing bigger and badder than the Word of God.”

“When I see stuff going on in the news, I’m not going to get scared. I’m not going to panic,” he said while cautioning viewers about what the Bible says will happen in the future.

“Jesus is coming, you all better wake up,” Rogers said. “The signs of the times are very clear. He’s about to crack the sky any day, and I hope that you are ready.”
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Joyce Meyer says the devil is real and not just a ‘cartoon character in red outfit with pitchfork’ Czarina Ong Published 09 December 2015 christiantoday.com

Others


Is the Devil Real?
jw.org
“The Bible’s answer

Yes, the Devil is real. He is “the ruler of the world,” a spirit creature who became wicked and rebelled against God. (John 14:30; Ephesians 6:11, 12) The Bible reveals the Devil’s personality through these names and descriptions:…”

http://altreligion.about.com/od/mythologicalfigures/a/satan.htm

Blog

https://goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/deep-thought-this-is-how-the-devil-is-trying-to-divide-us/

Judaism

In Hebrew, satan means adversary. The satan of the Old Testament is a description, not a proper name (and thus why I do not capitalize it here). This is a figure that works with God’s full permission, tempting believers to doubt their faith, separating the true believers from those who just pay lip service.

Islam

Muslims have two terms for their Satanic figure. The first is Iblis, which is his proper name (just as Christians use Satan or Lucifer). The second is shaitan, which is a noun or an adjective, describing any being that rebels against God. Ergo, there is one Iblis, and he is a shaitan, but there are other shaitans as well….

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