Yes, if you give, you will get. But such giving has never impressed Jesus. Listen as I talk about God's preferred motivation for giving, one that really impressed Jesus. Selfish Christian ministry fundraising, so called "Christian TV," and the Giving To Get Gospel are all discussed.
Although Jesus based his entire ministry on non-violent resistance to evil, even Jesus was violent on one occasion. Listen as I discuss what made Jesus so angry that he cleansed the temple.
Didn't Jesus tell us to "turn the other cheek?" Yes, he did. But in his own life and ministry even a casual reading of the gospels reveals a person who is feisty, who regularly defended himself from verbal attacks, who seemed to prefer to turn other people's cheeks rather than his own, who was verbally assertive and even aggressive with people who opposed him, and who on one occasion used physical violence against those who were hurting other people. How do we sort all of this out? I offer one way.
General George Patton once famously said, "War is Hell." But almost everyone gets caught up in fighting our own mental wars with others in our minds. And the result of all this war mentality such as unforgiveness, hatred, impatience, prejudice, and constant criticism and judgment of others is HELL.