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Breivik's Christianity

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in response to reader comment: Reflecting on Breivik is unnecessary because Christianity is the religion of peace :-)

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Aug 5, 2011 at 00:50

The Bible nowhere says that Christians are morally perfect. It tells us a lot about humility and the importance of repentance, among other things; and it is clear that salvation is offered to sinners, both great and small. I don't doubt that Breivik probably picked up a few Christian convictions, but, if he loves the Lord Jesus, he has certainly wronged him, as well as countless earthly neighbors. If Islam says fight unbelievers until they are either dead, converted, or paying Jizya, Christianity tells us to seek peace with all men, as much as it is up to us (Romans 12:18).

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