Maybe going back a few hundred years would be even better. This time, God's people should present the gospel to the heathen in love rather than slaughtering them and conquering the land in the name of God. (The land would also do well without Cotton Mather and his vaccination witchcraft.)
Maybe your pastor can help you with your problem. He (or she) is supposedly "called by God,", no? If he (or she) cannot help you, then he (or she) must not be called by God. In the meantime, I found the following that may be helpful:
[URL=http://libertarianchristians.com/2013/03/11/janus-christians/#more-3772]]]Janus Christian Warmongers[/URL]
Unprofitable Servant wrote: I work for a heathen company, located in a heathen city, residing in a heathen state. I drive a car built by a heathen company. The list could go on and on. "I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil" (John 17:15) We shop at stores run by heathen people. Sorry but your point is not making sense. Maybe you could help my poor understanding.
Bt the way, I do not suggest using this pathetic excuse when you stand before the Lord trying to justify your idolatry and murders.
LR wrote: Matthew 7:15-20 â€śBeware of false prophets, who come to you in sheepâ€™s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
From a different perspective, I'm not sure how many boys and girls would enjoy this when it comes down to some real business if you know what I mean. Imagine Johnny entering in to a not-so-pleasant aroma as that fair looking girl walks out. Or, in order to avoid this embarrassing scenario both boys and girls hold in what needs to come out, which would lead to other problems.
Will the people ever get it?? So-called churches, as viewed by so-called government, are not real churches. They are corporations created by State Supremacists to satisfy their religious motives. Again, ain't no religious freedom.
Maybe he, a Vatican puppet for the United States of Britain, should have quoted this:
"...And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived." Revelation 18:23 English Scriptures
Since all peoples are being deceived by the sorceries of the State religion. Consider the magical acts regarding 9/11, Sandy Hook, Boston, vaccination, etc. where the masses actually believe all the nonsense put forth by State fundamentalists.
There are plenty folks on here who isolate and extract verses to satisfy themselves, so perhaps one of them could help you.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Sorry you lost me on the isolate and extract part, but to be sure the chapter divisions, verse numbers, punctuation, and placing of paragraphs are not in the originals. It does however make it easier for us to navigate the Scriptures. I really don't know of anyone who thinks chapters and verses are inspired and you would be the first I have heard that didn't find them helpful, if that is what you are saying.