I began thinking about the way enemies of Israel were treated in the Old Testament. There was often a brief interrogation followed by a brutal killing of a captured enemy. In light of the 2,996 lives that were lost in the suicide attacks, strong force used on suspects seems justified.
Now, let us consider Jesus' words about treatment of enemies: Do not repay evil for evil. Turn the other cheek. Love your enemies. Quite a contrast from treatment you read God directing kings and leaders in the Old Testament.
What is a biblical response to how the CIA should treat prisoners being interrogated?
You and I are spectators on the sidelines regarding the CIA's techniques.
More importantly, how do you treat those who are in conflict with you at work, school, neighborhood or among your family?
Bitter and brutal or forgiving and loving?