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Where is the missing verse?

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Apr 20, 2023, 9:01:14 AM4/20/23
Where is the missing verse?

I have been trying to find a verse practiced by the churches of
Christendom. I think I'll look in the popular NIV Bible.

It is where Jesus says something like, 'Pick up the sword and slay
your fellow man, whether they are Christian or not, when your
political leaders declare war with his country and classify him as an

Surely it must be in the Bible. The churches have followed that
missing verse to the letter all through the ages. They have convinced
many people to follow that verse. The graveyards testify to this. They
used that verse during the Crusades, and during WW1 & WW2, in Northern
Ireland, etc, etc.

So let's have a look. It has got to be here somewhere........

Here's something. Jesus said at Matthew 26:52, ""Put your sword back
in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die
by the sword.""

Whoops, this says just the opposite. (must be a misprint)

Ok then, let's try Jesus' words at John 13:35, "By this all men will
know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (NIV)

That can't be it. Must have some deep symbolic meaning or something.

Wait, here's one. Jesus' statement at Matthew 5:44, "But I tell you:
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," This has to
be scribal error.

Oh well, I'll keep looking for that missing verse.

But since the churches talk about God and Jesus frequently and quote a
lot of scriptures, and are supported by a lot of people, they must
have God's support. Right?

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