Friday, August 12, 2005

" ... when Christ disarmed Peter he disarmed all Christians."

Father George Zabelka

a Catholic chaplain with the U.S. Air Force, served as a priest for the airmen who dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and gave them his blessing.

7 comments:

olympiada said...

At the risk of invoking disbelief, when did Christ disarm Peter?

voixdange said...

Remember when Peter cut off the ear of the servant of the priest in the garden when they were arresting Christ? He told Peter that those who live by the sword will perish by it as well and healed the soldiers ear.In fact His words as recorded in Luke are quite interesting. He said, "No more of this!"

olympiada said...

Ok - I understand. In Payne Hollow had an interesting discussion on non-violent resistance, remember?

Anonymous said...

Anglevox, I've read and reread the account in Luke a dozen times this morning and I can't find the quote "No more of this!" Am I looking in the wrong place? 22nd chapter, right?

Thanks,
Lasha

voixdange said...

Lasha,
You will find it in Luke 22:51 in the NIV version.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I did not know what the NIV was and someone explained it and showed me where to find it on the internet.

All those versions?! Which one is the real one, which one is the real Word of God? I feel strangely upset by this.

Lasha

voixdange said...

Well, don't be upset. Any English version you could buy today is a translation as the original was written in a variety of ancient languages. King James is also an ancient language! We have a lot of modern versions to suit the comprehension style of the reader...I don't really think it is a bad thing. sometimes I compare versions to get a better understanding of what is being said. Sometimes I even get out my Greek Hebrew study Bible when I'm really seriously studying something. I'm glad that I could be of help to you. Thanks for stopping by my blog!