Theology of Violence

As a martial arts instructor of several years now I am frequently asked how I reconcile my violent worldview with Christianity. My claim is that they do not need to be reconciled, and I’d like to elaborate my reasoning. Both for the edification of those reading as well as not having to write and rewrite it since it is asked so frequently. I will illustrate where violence is permitted in scripture, the church's teaching on violence, and where it should and should not be used today.

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