Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 5:9  NASB

And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.”
Matthew 26:51-52  NASB

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.

Luke 2:14  NASB

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
John 14:27  NASB

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33  NASB

The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)
Acts 10:36  NASB


Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:34  NASB

Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
52 for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.
Luke 12:51-52  NASB

And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.”
Luke 22:36  NASB

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
Revelation 19:11  NASB

SAB Contradiction 438


The Problem
Is Jesus peaceful? The trigger in this question is that we should reply a priori: Yes, of course He is. However reading all the texts we discover that it is not as easy as that.  


List 1, Yes.
The first list of the critic “Yes, Jesus is peaceful” makes plain that it is a certain peace Jesus brings: spiritual peace. He even prohibits Peter to defend him with a sword: “Put your sword back …” Jesus accepts being arrested by soldiers.


List 2, No.
The second list is remarkably smaller, only 4 texts to prove that Jesus is not peaceful. However, none of them is to the point.


Matthew 10:34 

Jesus is not bringing peace on earth, but in hearts. Many will ignore and even oppose this and live a warlike life on earth. Jesus’ determination for his peace will not end. He remains peaceful and this will indirectly bring war through his opponents.

Luke 12:51-52 



Luke 22:36 

Jesus’ disciples are ordered to take swords with them to fulfil a prophecy of Isaiah that the Messiah will be counted among criminals. They took two knives from the Passover meal with them which was enough. Jesus didn’t have a knife. He remained peaceful.


Revelation 19:11 

Final confrontation of the war Jesus announced is still in progress, since his Ascension into heaven until the last Day of Judgement (armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse, 19:19). Jesus remains peaceful, not making war, only being forced to wage war.



No Bible Contradiction