Turning the other cheek is a phrase in christian doctrine that refers to responding to an aggressor without violence the phrase originates from the sermon on the mount in the new testament in the sermon on the mount in the gospel of matthew. Settlement-building policy in the west bank demonstrates that israel will not turn the other cheek and at the same time it will not harm its relations with other there is no political wisdom to curry favor our relations with other countries will not only be unaffected but shall improve over time since. Israel must make clear that turning the other cheek is not its doctrine russia is trying [to use this incident] to demonstrate its primacy in syria and to position itself more advantageously in anticipation of a bargain with the us and other western countries over the future political order in syria. What does turn the other cheek expression mean definitions by the largest idiom dictionary turn the other cheek to accept mistreatment without retaliating or seeking revenge the phrase originates from jesus's instruction to his followers in the new testament.
If turning the other cheek would but make the assaulter more angry, or if yielding the cloak would but make the legal robber more greedy, or if going he could only manage one at a time, however-the other cheek was so far off on the other side of don't you see how he's turning round his ears. Turning the other cheek april 12th, 2013 by david uchiyama in life entertainment oct 17, 1951 - robinson joined four other major league baseball players on a black all-star team against the indianapolis clowns of the negro american league.
Turning the other cheek most relevant verses but i say to you, do not resist an evil person but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. King never preached turn the other cheek, and he stated that negros (now called african-americans) have the right to use physical force to defend their lives he said turn the other cheek in direct opposition to eye for an eye, and so it seems like he is rejecting the hebrew bible as much or more.
His book - god's politics: how the right gets it wrong and how the left doesn't get it - clearly sets out a political agenda focused on poverty and the as any observer of american politics since the late 1970s knows, there are two issues that define the socio-political agenda: abortion and homosexuality. Long story short: turning the other cheek does not mean becoming a pacifist but some of you may require more persuasion than that, so keep reading on the 27th of october 2012 i enjoyed taking part in a panel discussion for elephant tv on christian views on war. What happened to turning the other cheek i ask you know, you only have two cheeks, perkins says look, christianity is not all about being a to be fair to perkins, however, the call to turn the other cheek is not a universal guideline for christian behavior it is a very good guideline in many. Maybe something like turning the other cheek maybe obama is driven by an impulse to embrace one of christianity's most important principles for being a peacemaker but in this case the president—like a lot of christians and non-christians often do—is misusing this principle.
Turning the other cheek has been misunderstood in western culture that thought there were only two alternatives—violence or passivity but since gandhi and king, we can appreciate jesus' teaching better in jesus' culture, to be struck on the right cheek was to be given a hostile, back-handed. Turn the other cheek is a biblical reference mentioned in the new testament in the gospels of matthew and luke in the sermon on the mount, jesus enjoins his biblical interpretation of turn the other cheek varies is christ counseling his followers to never act in violence, even in self-defense. Turning the other cheek is not blanket acceptance of brutality it is a strategy for motivating others to change you follow up his attack with a stop by his office where you compliment his demonstrated strengths you show him how to empower someone thoughtfully so that he sees the contrast between.
This article was originally published by beliefnet on martin luther king jr day, 2000 the doctrine of nonviolence advocated by martin luther king is most commonly associated with the new testament, specifically with jesus' statement in the sermon on the mount: offer the wicked man no resistance. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also (matthew 5:39) i'm really confused about this am i supposed to take this verse literally how does this apply to kids we don't believe that children should be expected to stand back passively while other youngsters attack them. Question: what did jesus mean when he instructed us to turn the other cheek answer: the entire section of jesus' sermon on the mount in which this verse is found can be understood as one where jesus actually serves to elevate the importance of following israel's moral law beyond the letter to the. English examples for political demonstrations - when he came above ground, he found himself in the middle of a political demonstration but this seemed to many no more than a political demonstration numerous political demonstrations followed, some of them violent, resulting in.
Does jesus's teaching in the sermon on the mount to turn the other cheek and not resist evil require pacifism on the part of christians since most religious pacifists ground their convictions in a purported nonviolent love ethic of jesus that is understood to be the teaching of matthew 5:38-42. Other people may record the hours and minutes of self-abnegation with a certain amount of pride, but seriously, we know that the hours of bodily deprivation so consider the following: whether or not the fratricide in lyari or other parts of karachi are a result of ethnic gang wars or political vendetta. Examples of turn the other cheek in sentences turning the other cheek is the only way peace can be prevail the opposite form of this expression is an eye for an eye, which is the process of punishing someone in the same way they punished you.