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How to turn the other cheek and still survive in today"s world by Suzette Haden Elgin

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Published by T. Nelson in Nashville .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Verbal self-defense,
  • Interpersonal communication,
  • Interpersonal conflict,
  • Verbal self-defense,
  • Interpersonal communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Conflict management -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSuzette Haden Elgin.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF637.V47 E4315 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL674537M
ISBN 100785272496
LC Control Number97020697
OCLC/WorldCa37004425

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How to “Turn the Other Cheek” Some final points need to be understood for you to be able to truly “turn the other cheek.” As Isaiah shows, to gain a full understanding of a subject, the pieces of the puzzle must be put together “here a little, there a little.”.   “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to him who begs from you, and do. The more who turn the other cheek, the more they will turn others to Christ. The more who say this is unrealistic, the more who will burn in the wrath of both God and man. Do yourself a favor; do the world a favor, and do God a favor by seeking to be filled with the Spirit of Christ, that you might learn to turn, and even yearn to turn, and by.   Turning the other cheek is not an attitude of weakness but of strength. It takes fortitude and self-control to resist the urge to strike back. When we turn the other cheek, we don’t fearfully.

And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Luke (KJV) Something that all Christians need to carefully consider is that the "Sermon on the mount" turned much of the law upside down. Giving Cheek. Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations in response to the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians. It is a book describing the horrendous suffering of the Jews as they were taken, in captivity, to Babylon. In chapter 3, Jeremiah begins .   Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other great thinkers in the history of Christian theology have explained this verse as follows. Disciples of Jesus should be willing to suffer personal injustices (see 1 Corinthians , 7).   In fact turn and face the person sitting beside you. Touch your own right cheek, now how can you strike the person sitting opposite you on the cheek they are touching with your right hand. You certainly can’t punch them. The only way you can hit them on the right cheek is if you slap them with the back of your hand.