Resist Not Evil
Matt 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Matt 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Matt 5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy] cloak also.
Matt 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Matt 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
---------- Post added 07-27-2009 at 10:03 AM ----------
the reason I have always found this paradoxical is because of the way many Christians seem to spend so much of their time resisting, berating, lamenting or otherwise battling with evil.