Jesus’ Direct Teaching
“Nonviolent resistance” might be a more accurate term for Jesus’ teachings: he commands a “third way” between doing nothing and responding to violence with violence, namely, returning evil with good; resisting with love.
- Jesus clearly expects his followers to live nonviolently – rebuking them on many occasions where they stray from this expectation:
 Jesus’ Explicit Example
- As the Incarnate God, Jesus’ nonviolent historical life is both:
- Jesus lives out his ethical directives, perfectly illustrating his nonviolent commands:
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