Your favorite moral lesson from the Bible

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    Eye for Eye
    38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

    Love for Enemies
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    Matthew 5 NIV - Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount - Bible Gateway

    I think people need to remember these passages the next time the subject of war comes up, or in terms of our current wars.

    And on a smaller scope, how you treat ppl, even if you don't like how they treat you. The old "kill them with kindness" train of thought.
     
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    Now the firstborn said to the younger, 'Our father is old, AND THERE IS NO MAN ON THE EARTH to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.' So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, AND HE DID NOT KNOW WHEN SHE LAY DOWN OR WHEN SHE AROSE.

    "It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, 'Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.' Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, AND HE DID NOT KNOW WHEN SHE LAY DOWN OR WHEN SHE AROSE.

    "Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. " (Genesis 19:23-25, 30-36, NKJV)
     
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    Drunken incest is your favorite moral lesson?
     
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    I was always impressed with the faith of Daniels Friends in refusing to worship as the King prescribed.
     
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    Thou shall not covet thy neighbors ass.
     
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    "Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.

    Matthew 7:15
     
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    Whats the punishment if you already did that?:redface:
     
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