Friday, April 10, 2009

Pacifist Friday

If ever there were "An Inconvenient Truth," it is the fact that the Book found in 94% of all American homes commands us to be pacifists.

"Good Friday" commemorates the choice of a completely sinless and righteous Person to allow Himself to be murdered.

Some Christians say Jesus allowed Himself to be murdered so that He could be a sacrifice for sins, but we are not to follow Jesus in this respect, but we are to kill those who might murder us. Even more inconvenient is the fact that the Bible commands us to follow in the steps of the Good Friday pacifist. As one Church Father put it, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."

This means the American Revolution (1775 - 1783) was unChristian.

This means millions of professing followers of Christ in America have voted for politicians who promise to murder millions of people, a policy which has been carried out, one of the few campaign promises ever kept.


This weekend we celebrate the resurrection of the One who taught us to love our enemies.


Why do we pay lip service to a Book that clearly commands us to beat our Swords Into Plowshares, when the mere invitation to consider this command is considered "reckless" and "impractical?"

Would America be a better nation if Christians were more consistent with their professed religion, or would the world be a better place if Christians simply abandoned any pretension to be followers of the executed Christ and became professing atheists instead?

A Biblical pacifist is not someone who does not oppose evil, but rather someone who does not oppose evil with more evil.

Christians are commanded to leave vengeance to God. Not just in our "private" lives, but in our public "foreign policy." God already took care of those who murdered Christ. God will take care of all those who take up the sword, as long as we are faithful to teach and practice the commands of Christ: "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword."

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