Great Sermon! We are to be workers toghether with Paul, he is still work throuhg his letters in the Bible, the word of God, with all the other Apostels of Jesus Christ. The Romans, the Jews and every Satanic sect that tried to silenece the word of God by killing his workers, people like the Apostels, Paul, Peter, James, Philip, John every deciple and person that spread the word of God, Satan has failed because Gods word is still being preached all over the world and we thank God for it and we bring Him all the glory, for the word of God gives us this asurance(1Co 15:55)Â O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Great Sermon thank you!
Talk about grasping at straws to try and prove a point that's nothing but opinion, at best.
We have a clear and present danger over here in the US, and banning firearms at this point, isn't an option. I would never sit here and pontificate what anyone else abroad should or shouldn't do, with a shaking of the head, and a waving of the finger, while going, "tsk, tsk, tsk, listen to me, you poor fools", when I don't even live there, and have no clue what's really up, save for the random newsbytes I hear on the nightly world news".
Preservation of human life, is tantamount to being faithless, and trying to thwart God's will? I've never heard such utter nonsense. A madman revs his car up, the tires smoke, and he's making a bee-line to murder himself a Christian. The Christian steps out of the way to save his life, instead of dropping to his knees in prayer, and the Christian is in sin for being faithless?
A Christian is street preaching when a madman says, "I'm gonna kill me a Christian", and begins stabbing the preacher. The preacher trys to run, but the madman is much faster. The preacher strikes the madman with a pipe he sees laying nearby to stop from being murdered. The preacher was a faithless chump who sinned by defending himself? Hmmm.
Usually, context irons out misconceptions regarding scripture. But separating one verse is most dangerous, and is where heretics get their heresies from. Note,
Luke 22:35-38 KJV (35)Â And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. (36)Â Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. (37)Â For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. (38)Â And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Here is a clue for you all from v37 "And he was reckoned among the transgressors".
The questions you have to ask yourself are, "Who are these transgressors?" And, "What were the two swords actually for?"
I have to turn in, so I wish you all a good night, and do not forget that if you are a child of God you have been allocated at least one guardian angel.
If âThou shalt not kill,â means anything other than murder, then God incites us to commit sin when He says that murderers (and others) are to be put to death. And James, I think thatâs all for me, too. Thereâs no point in arguing with people whose only goal in life is to argue.
The statistics you speak of, Adriel, are being committed in areas such as Chicago, places with high gun regulations. Most of those are gang/drug related. Sandy Hook isn't in the same category. Neither is typical self defense. Peter's mistake was the timing not the act. Why didn't Jesus rebuke Peter for carrying the sword before the garden incident if his armed state was wrong? Jesus's rebuke was because Peter was interfering with the plan of salvation; Jesus HAD to be arrested. It's not the same as self defense in any other situation. Thou shall not kill means out of pure evil, murder, like Cain killed Abel, not, again, out of self defense or war (please see Old Testament).
'Adriel' were you thinking of the incident in the Olive Garden where Peter struck with his sword a servant of the high priest, and Jesus told him to put away his sword, that he who wields the sword will die by the sword? Or was it God telling King David that he was not allowed to build His Temple because his hands had shed much blood?
Luke 18:9-14 He also spoke this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others. âTwo men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: âGod, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, extortionists, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.â But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldnât even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, âGod, be merciful to me, a sinner!â I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.â ---WEB https://tinyurl.com/yapvm8uy (The Deadly Dangers of Moralism)
Adriel, if you were here in America slamming our country like that, Iâd challenge you to a duel. With English walnuts, of course. An American lad is also probably at least 70 times more likely to hear the gospel here in America than in the other countries you mentioned. Our flawsâand even Jim Lincolnânotwithstanding, we still have the greatest place on earth to live (John, please note that I didnât say âI thinkâ). Thatâs why people are scrambling to get in, and not looking for ways to get out. America: love it, leave it, or just stay the heck out of it in the first place.