Friday, May 13, 2011

Christian Soldiers

"And He said to them, 'when I sent you without a money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?' So they said, 'nothing.' Then He said to them, 'but now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.'"
                                                                                                                  Jesus Christ in Luke 22:35-36

Our people, our Church, and our God is being attacked. These attacks are not only coming from all around us, but also from within. Michael Evans said, "The world has taken over the church. Abortions, divorce, pornography, drugs, alcohol and even homosexuality are alive and well in the church." So not only must we worry about the atheist and Muslim fanatics that attack us at every turn, we must worry over the ever growing cancer of progressivism from within.

Jesus said in Luke 12:49-52, "I come to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I come to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three." That fire is kindled now, it is practically an inferno, and it is consuming us.

We as Christians are being called upon by our Shepard, our General, our God to be those Christian warriors, just like the prophets of old were. We must be a soldier, not in our army, but the Army of God. We must get away from the idea that we are suppose to take this abuse. God gave us knowledge , ability and a voice and we must use the whole package in defence of our family, our church, and our God, but we also must defend those nonbelievers as well. It is a duty and honor God has entrusted to us, we must not let Him down.

How many times have we heard that we know not God's plans or that He works in mysterious ways. It is the truth, we know nothing. We are the man on trapped on his roof after a major flood and praying to God for help. Three boats come to take him off that roof and he turns them down, because God is going to save him. So when he eventually dies and get to heaven and asks God why he didn't save him, God simply asks, "what you didn't like those three boats I sent?"

We are that man on the roof. We need help, but are refusing the very help that is before us. Just like God works through a doctor to heal the sick, why can't He work through well-trained Christian soldiers to protect the weak. Don't reject the boat God has sent.

People say, "we can't, it's wrong, it goes against Christianity." Says who? Even the disciples carried swords, Peter even used one in defense of Jesus against a group of soldiers (who else but another soldier would do such a thing), before being told to put it away. Every religion, even early Christians understood that our belief must be defended. They were armed and they used those arms to protect themselves , their churches and the weak.They stood up for their beliefs and their God. God enabled us with our own defense, we must use it.

General H. Norman Schwarzkoph when ask if he hated Saddam Hussein, "and do I hate him? No, I don't hate anybody. A very great man one time said, 'love your enemies,' and that's not a bad piece of advice. But, you know, you can love them-but by God, that doesn't mean we're not going to fight them!"

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