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How many times do you turn the other cheek?

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Posted about 5 years ago

 

I have a question.



 How many times do you turn the other cheek?



I am not talking about with many different individuals.



I am talking about one person doing, doing and doing things



over , over and over to you. I have tried to be nice, thrown decent hints, and



tried ignoring. I do not want to say anything in the heat of anger because I will regret it later,



and not be able to take it back..



 I was listening to a minister on TV a while back and he was talking



about turning the other cheek and when enough was enough and how many times



must you turn the other cheek. I did not hear the answer because a breaker went down and



the lights went out.



Thanks in advance for any advice.


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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

I've often wondered the same thing..The Bible says turn your cheek 7x70...my cheeks get sore but I was raised that you turn the other cheek and forgive but it hard to do with some things....

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

I have been turning the other cheek, forgiving, ignoring, praying and still it continues.


God does not want me to be a victim of whatever over and over, surely


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Rated +1 | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Please don't take the scripture out of its context.  Matthew 18:22-23 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22: Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

 


We are to forgive "liberaly" when someone asks for forgiveness. 


Turning the other cheek has the same meaning, but a little more personal. 


Matthew 5:39  But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

We are not to react to personal attack the same way a "non-christian" or immature christian reacts when an insult occurs.  At some point the question begs to be abswered When is enough enough?  This is a personal question, that needs a personal answer.  There is one individual that I have known for 31 years, we grew up together, but I no longer speak to because he simply has a belief and behavior that I persoanlly don't agree with.  At some point you must put some distance between the offender and ability to be offended.  If your not within arms reach you cant be slapped.  If your not within ear shot of someone you know will insult you the offense wont have the same bite.  Pray for the indivdual, and pray for the guidance to resolve the situation gently. 

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

Forgiveness is for people who have made mistakes, not for people who continue to KNOWINGLY and REPEATEDLY offend in a consistant manner.  Sure I will forgive someone who  mistakenly offends me 70 times 7... 


But you referred to yourself as a "victim" and that implies some kind of abuse, more than someone who is merely offending you.  The Lord surely does not want you to be a victim, but His Son was the greatest victim of all.  He suffered abuse and was SINLESS, none of us are sinless.


With that being said, you did not offer up specifics about what is happening to you, who the offender is and how it affects you.  If you have a pastor or someone who is well-versed in scripture, who you can go to for guidance, then I recommend you do it.  Disclose to them exactly what the situation is and they should be able to give you a biblically sound solution.