Jesus taught us that the method of combating evil is not with more evil but with love. Jesus, throughout his life, forgave people. Maybe thru no open public confession and right of forgiveness but he went to their homes and ate with them. He ate meals with those who were openly against all that he stood for and there was a message of forgiveness in those meals which he shared. Jesus is a great example of forgiveness. We need to have that same kind of forgiveness as his followers.