Rev. Irene Cheung

 

Irene Cheung

What was Jesus saying, was He endorsing “bullying”?

In Matthew 5:39, Jesus told his disciples “do not resist an evil person.  If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”

Well, Jesus allowed himself to be bullied and submitted to the cruelest death penalty imposed upon him by his own created beings who rejected him.  “They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.” (Matthew 27:28-31).

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