Originally Posted by Glock36shooter
Sure it does. If someone strikes you... turn to them your other cheek. How is that not pacifism in the face of violence?
Can you find one instance where jesus struk first or even struck back in the face of violence?
I don't think you can reasonably conclude at all that Jesus ever instructed to use force or even the threat of force to protect one's self from an attack. And if that truly is what he meant in the "Get a sword" passage.. he's a hypocrite. Refusing to acknowledge it doesn't make it go away.
Perhaps if you are a subject in what has been the pussification of America you may see being slapped as a physical assault. Back then it was an act of insulting someone in a very public way. This is not the same as a physical attack.
I'll ask you again, what do you think the function of a sword was if not to attack or defend oneself from an attack?
To put it another way, if someone slaps you in the face, would you then draw your gun???
As for Jesus, no he did not strike back in the face of violence, he would either slip away from an angry mob or when sentenced to death he went willingly to it. He never instructed his disciples to lay down for anyone who was to attack them personally though.
Jesus also walked on water. There are a lot of things He did that he may not expect us to do.