The Corporate Media often runs stories of persecuted Christians in other countries, particularly the Middle East. The media LOVES to run stories of ‘Christians” using earthly weapons and dealing death to opponents who threaten them.
- Why some Christians in northern Iraq are choosing to stand and fight
- Christian fighters raring to fight ISIS to defend their Assyrian homeland, but their hands are tied by ‘D.C. lobbyists’
- Christians in fight against ISIS blocked from weapons, equipment by D.C. lobbyists
While these stories are popular in the press, the question is raised “What does the Bible say about using weapons in the end times?”
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
There’s no better example in the Bible than Jesus.
What did he say to do when you’re being attacked by your enemies?
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
“But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”
The Bible offers one other example of a Christian who was repeatedly attacked and beaten.
“Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.”
—2 Corinthians 11:23-27
Yet, there is no mention at all of the apostle Paul picking up a weapon in his defense.
From timt-to-time, the apostle Paul made use of the one earthly tactic which the Bible permitts: Christians are allowed to flee persecution and attacks.
At this point, it’s useful to point out that WHENEVER the Corporate Media refers to “Christians,” it means “People who label themselves as such.”
THE MODERN CHRISTIAN
The media will NEVER feature real Christians: it hates them. But Satan’s Mouthpiece will use fake Christians (like Westboro ‘Baptist’) to accomplish its deceitful ends.
These “christians” in the linked article mentioned at the beginning of this article are violating a number of Scripture. This is a primary method for discerning counterfeits.
By promoting these stories, the Corporate Media hopes to pose the reader a ‘moral dilemma’ and get the Christian to do what is right in the eyes of man, not according to God’s Word.
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
A Christian’s weapons are spiritual, not physical (carnal).
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”
—2 Corinthians 10:3-4
God is specific.
“he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
But if Christians are not to pick up the sword (weapons), how are they to react in the end times?
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
“they loved not their lives unto the death.”
“Hey! That’s just crazy talk! You gonna just let some guy kill you? What’s wrong with you?”
Finally, Christians are to trust God.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Of course this will not sit real well with all of the tares, counterfeits, fakes and phoneys who inhabit the churches.
And it will certainly not sit well with Americans.
“The eternal God is thy refuge.”
Which is the reader to trust: guns or God?
Most will trust themselves for deliverance from the evil chaos to come.
A few will trust their God.
“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.”
Which will it be?
Are you listening to the world’s advice? Or are you listening to God’s Word?
Are you prepared to do what is right in God’s eyes? Or are you prepared to do what is right in the eyes of man?
Are you prepared for what is coming?
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 10, 2015.]
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- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- Jesus Warned of Workers of Iniquity in the Churches
- Workers of Iniquity: In an End Times Tight Spot
- Workers of Iniquity: Laboring for a Liar
- Workers of Iniquity: Disposable, Expendable, Easily Replaced
- Workers of Iniquity: Deceiving and Deceived
- Deceived and Deceiving, part 2
- Workers of Iniquity: God is Not Mocked
- Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church
- Persecution of the Saints: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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