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You shall not murder.
(Exodus 20:13) ESV

When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist and the man does not die but takes to his bed, then if the man rises again and walks outdoors with his staff, he who struck him shall be clear; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall have him thoroughly healed.
(Exodus 21:18,19) ESV

Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
(Psalm 144:1) ESV

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
(Proverbs 17:14) ESV

A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.
(Proverbs 28:25) ESV

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:8) ESV

You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. ...
(Matthew 5:21-26) ESV

And a person's enemies will be those of his own household.
(Matthew 10:36) ESV

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
(Matthew 12:36,37) ESV

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
(Matthew 18:15) ESV

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
(Matthew 24:6) ESV

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
(John 18:36) ESV

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
(Romans 12:17) ESV

But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
(Galatians 5:15) ESV

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ...
(Galatians 5:19-24) ESV

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
(Ephesians 6:12) ESV

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
(1 Timothy 6:12) ESV

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
(2 Timothy 4:7) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
--Ernest Hemingway – American Novelist Born 1899 Died 1961

It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser.
--Zora Neale Hurston – American Dramatist Born 1891 Died 1960

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
--Philo - Egyptian Philosopher Born 20 BC Died 50

You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
--Desmond Tutu – South African Leader Born 1931

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for - worth dying for.
--Margaret Mitchell – American Novelist Born 1900 Died 1949

Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate.
--Larry David – American Actor Born 1947

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
--Edward Abbey – American Author Born 1927 Died 1989

In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate.
--Yitzhak Rabin – Israeli Statesman Born 1922 Died 1995

If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.
--Horatio Nelson – British Soldier Born 1758 Died 1805

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
--Mao Tse-Tung – Chinese Leader Born 1893 Died 1976

This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the rights of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America.
--Paul Robeson – American Actor Born 1898 Died 1976

Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character.
--Bo Bennett – American Businessman Born 19724

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Fighting and the Bible

What does the Bible say about fighting?

There are many different occasions for fighting. There is the school bully fighting smaller kids; there are brothers and sisters fighting (sibling rivalry); there are street gangs fighting to protect their honor and territory; there are drug dealers fighting their rivals; there are soldiers fighting on the battlefield; and there are individuals hurting others for personal reasons—envy, illegal gain, payback for perceived wrongs against them, etc....

This discussion will focus on the question of whether a Christian should fight for personal reasons. Someone somehow has wronged you, hurt you physically or emotionally or financially, and you are angry. Your rights have been violated. Should you fight back? Should you retaliate to defend yourself and punish your enemy? In this situation, someone is your personal enemy. What should you do?

Jesus clearly teaches us to forgive and forget. Let yourself be hurt without fighting back. Since God forgives us our sins against him without retaliating, we should imitate him and do the same. "You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:43-45)

"But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful." (Luke 6:27-36)

"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:14-21)

It is very clear that we should love everyone, and do good even to those who mistreat us. Though we should not fight back because of personal injury, there is a good kind of fighting - fighting for righteousness. "But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." (1 Timothy 6:11-12)

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

Therefore always love, always forgive, always do good to everyone. Dont fight evil with more evil, but let love and goodness overcome evil. But there is an exception. You have a right to defend yourself if your life is threatened. First, one should try to flee to escape danger. If that is not possible, use the least force to get the protection you need.2


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Definition of Fighting

1. a. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.

b. Sports To engage in boxing or wrestling.

2. To engage in a quarrel; argue: They are always fighting about money.

3. To strive vigorously and resolutely: fought against graft; fighting for her rights.3 




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