Originally Posted by Roering
Well, Christ told Peter to take a sword so I carry a modern day equivalent when I can.
We're talking about this very thing in another thread. Don't you think Christ was a bit of a hypocrite if he was truly instructing them to take up arms.
Christ said to not resist evil and that if someone strikes your right cheek to turn to them the left. He said you aren't doing anything special by only loving those that love you back. He also said to be as harmless as a dove and to be a sheep among wolves.
For him to then say get a sword seems very unlike the rest of his principles doesn't it? So different maybe he didn't even ever really say that.