God's Sword of Truth - The Word
Should Christians go to war? Most men would answer yes! God's Word answers NO! Even religious men of God would tell us that we must fight evil in the world, even if we have to kill. These religious men are false teachrs, men of flesh and they do the work of Satan. They not only do not understand, but they do not know what Christ and the Word is all about or what it is to be a Christians. Man and his Bible history is their guide, not the Holy Spirit.
As Christians, we are told to love our enemy, do good to them that hate us (Matthew 5:44). If our enemy hungers, feed him (Romans 12:20). We should always return good for evil. The Word further states that "Thou shalt not kill" and there are no grounds or reasons to kill anyone. "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" Romans 12:19. All who do wrong shall answer to the Lord.
In the Old Testament, the Jews handed out God's judgement on evil people as God so dictated. This was only one of the ways that God used in handing out His judgement on evil. Most of the time He used nature. Always remember that it was God saying who was to be punished, not man. Today, we are no longer under the Old Testament, but we are now under the New Testament. We are not Jews, we are Christians. We are under Grace and Love and as Christ died for all, we must also, in love be willing to do the same.
If you look back in history, religions have caused more wars in the world than anything else. Religion states that they are bound to kill the infidel, the heathen, the heretic, the non-believer. When Christ returns, they shall try to kill Him again (see the Book of Revelations).
"And if any man will sue thee at the Law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain [two miles]". Matthew 5:40-41. We are to suffer all wrong for Christ's sake, we do not avenge the wrong done to us. The Christians must go to the cross everyday for Christ, just as He did for us. If there is to be any killing, it must be us who die. Do you know what martyrdom is?
If you know your history, you will recall that it was the religious who blessed both sides as they went to war against each other, some were even the same religion. They were doing Satan's work, not God's. Did you notice that every religion and denomination has a holy man or prophet to lead them and their members must follow him? Many have a wonderful zeal for God but lack the wisdom of the Lord and are always ready to kill for the Lord as man so dictates. Have you noticed that with each religious war, more are willing to die for the cause because they have been told that they have a "pass" to heaven when they die. Where in the Bible does it say a Christian Holy War? Where in the New Testament does it say to kill?
Wake up people, the truth shall set you free, not man. You are to FORGIVE YOUR ENEMY and all transgressions against you. Help your enemy, do good to him, just like Christ did to the evil world. If they hurt or steal from you, do not turn them into the law. You must not be a part of the world's judgement and system. Have you seen man's judgement and his systems of law? God's wrath is going to be poured out against the sinner. You must forgive your brother 70 times 7, so it is with your neighbor. As a Christian, you must forgive everyone completely. "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Mattthew 6:14-15.
If you know the Lord, believe His Word. You must give up all your rights of life and the things in this world for Christ. Christianity is what is in the heart, not in the flesh. We do not war or kill anyone, we must obey the commandment of God - "Thou shalt not kill". Matthew 5:21, Matthew 19:18 and Romans 13:8-9.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized
or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.
Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish
not canonical, and is used as additional references.