Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Shedding the blood of one another is contrary to the teachings of Christ

Mahmud's Diary
December 1, 1912
New York, NY

In the afternoon ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke to a group of Christian ministers, saying:

The teachings of Christ are forgotten. Consider that Christ commanded Peter to sheathe his sword. He also said, ‘Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also’ [Matt. 5:39]. But now, contrary to these teachings, see how Christians are killing one another. Christian leaders considered the shedding of the blood of each other a lawful act. What blood has been shed over the conflict between Protestants and Catholics!