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News Item8/22/19 4:22 PM
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Dr. Tim wrote:
Where I work, there are rattlesnakes and other pit vipers, coyotes, bears, bobcats and even the occasional cougar, and in the places where I do business there are sometimes armed robbers. I’m going out right now to find me a club. Or should I just wag my finger and say, “Now y’all be good”?
Doc, there have been professing Christians throughout history who have literally just trusted in God only, especially those such as Madame Guyon of France, who believed that all events in their life were as a direct result of the will of God. She was able to do something that is extremely rare within christendom, and for which there is a biblical exhortation, namely, to give thanks in all circumstances. Your comment reminded me of the passage in her autobiography where she found herself in a dangerous situation between places and was confronted by highwaymen, who were all set to do her mischief. She didn't wag her finger or say anything to them, but she merely inclined her head towards them. They turned their horses and departed, leaving her in peace, which peace she had in abundance, because she accepted all things as coming from the hand of the great God. I only read it because....

News Item8/22/19 10:46 AM
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I'll just add a quick snippet to my comment lest, well, you know what I mean.

Imagine a day when wolves roamed wild, and the Lord would have you travel from south to north, preaching the gospel as you went, camping under the stars at night. With no defense against a wolf but your bare fists, you would soon be overcome. And because wolves go around in packs, even a small group of evangelists would soon be overcome. So they would carry weapons of some sort or another.

This was quite normal for travelers. If you were a traveling salesman, going from county to county with a backpack of geegaws or kitchen implements for sale, you would never set off without a club, which you also used as a form of walking stick. If wayside bandits attacked you, at least you could defend yourself against them, and maybe put them off. An unarmed man was defenceless and easily robbed.

This is how it was in the UK going back in time a few centuries.


News Item8/22/19 10:24 AM
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Bro US, thank you for taking the time to share with me the simple fact that you justify the actions found in the article from Nehemiah 4. This is very helpful info and I will bear it in mind.

Regarding Luke 22:36-38, when you read it in context, you will discover that the scripture reveals only two swords were required for the purpose. And the purpose was? Self-defense? As in, future self-defense for the apostles and disciples as they went on their missionary journeys?

Brother, read the passage prayerfully, and you will come to a better way of understanding it. Ask the Lord Jesus to help you, and he will indeed.

I don't need to say anything except to point you to Jesus himself, and get you to ask of him. They are HIS words, and HE knows what he meant by them. So read the words in context, and then ask him what he meant.


News Item8/22/19 10:02 AM
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Christopher000 wrote:
Good morning John, I have a simple take on this if you'd be willing to hear it.
Christopher? Yes, I've already said I'd be willing to listen to what you have to say. I'm back from my prayer-walk, during which the Lord was speaking to me about certain techniques used to justify certain actions in this world which are not of him, but are of the flesh, worldly, devilish. He said that men "clutch at straws", meaning that they have their action in place and then scout around the Bible for a "proof text" which justifies the action. This is very commonplace apparently. And then there is the tongue-in-cheek technique, where deep down, folks know the text does not prove their point but they still use it, and with enough "Yee Ha", they can get others to accept it and make it traditional and acceptable, so that it becomes acceptable doctrine.

So it seems to me that it is not the very occasional shooter who is winning the battle against the Christian church; rather it is that ancient trinity of enemies, the world, the flesh, and the devil, the enemies whom we have to battle spiritually. In particular, the battle for the mind.


News Item8/22/19 6:52 AM
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Good morning Marty, and thanks for your points.

It's true that a dead protestor protests no more.

And if they are an unbeliever, they perish in hell.

Was it really worth it?


News Item8/22/19 6:14 AM
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Christopher000 wrote:
John UK Wrote:
"...where is the NT examples of the saints being armed and fighting while they were doing the work of God in building the church? Hmmmm?"
Good morning John, I have a simple take on this if you'd be willing to hear it.
I know I said I'd stay off the topic, but you've brought that up a few times now, and I've had the same thoughts each time.
Good morning Christopher,

I'm just off for my prayer walk, but I am very interested in what you have to say concerning the question. Please read the question carefully, and answer it specifically. If you have a comment anyway, just make a statement, that's fine. But the question is very specific for a purpose. Thanks bro. I'll only be a half hour or so.


News Item8/22/19 6:07 AM
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Dr. Tim wrote:
It has already been shown in this thread that ... arming groups that are doing a work for God’s glory is scripturally justified.
Dr Tim, allow me to answer both yourself and Bro US at the same time. Are you here referring to Bro US's reference to Nehemiah 4? I've asked him several times to explain why he put that up as a proof text, and now maybe you have put up the explanation.

Is that it?

You're giving that as scriptural justification for a new covenant practice?

In that case you do realise there is scriptural justification for the death penalty for children who answer back to their parents? Or the eye for an eye principle? Or the celebration of the passover every year?

Now you will say that some things were brought forwards and some things were left behind. Okay, if the Neh 4 principle was one of those brought forward principles, and we find that the work of God was continually being hindered, where is the NT examples of the saints being armed and fighting while they were doing the work of God in building the church? Hmmmm?


News Item8/22/19 6:07 AM
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If it is not God who places rulers in their position, then civil disobedience may be considered mighty fine, and some would say good luck to the Hong Kongers.

However.......


News Item8/22/19 6:06 AM
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A very happy day for him and all his family.

News Item8/21/19 11:04 AM
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Christopher000 wrote:
Take every gun away, and I see the current violent crime rates, skyrocketing. So, what to do?
Ah Christopher, you would like to open up the topic much further than designed. Well, that is okay. Tell me brother, what is your moral stance on napalm bombing of civilian targets? Or, going back farther, what did you think of the German bombings of London, or the flattening of most all German cities by hundreds of allied bombers, or the American atom bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Is there such a thing as righteous warfare, a proper way to kill people? In battle should we avoid killing civilians, or is it unavoidable? Ought we be concerned about killing babies and young children, or are they just the enemies' children, and so don't count? What if in battle we kill many of God's elect, and when we take a bullet at the same time, we end up in heaven at the same time as our "enemy"? Would we say to them, "Sorry about that?" Is that bizarre or is it all part of "normal Christian life"?

I know you love these sort of questions. No need to answer, bro.


News Item8/21/19 10:04 AM
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Mike, what happens after you have fired your single shot .22 and you need to fire again?

Unprofitable Servant wrote:
not on the same page John, have a good day
You did it again.

News Item8/21/19 5:41 AM
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Going backwards - backsliding - apostatising.

News Item8/21/19 5:37 AM
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Unprofitable Servant wrote:
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You continue to bring up situations that do NOT apply to this article.
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Well thanks a million brother. You furnish me with a Bible text with no explanation, Nehemiah 4. I try to understand what it is you are trying to say by it, and all you can do is repeat ad infinitum, "No, that's not it!"

Nehemiah 4:17 KJV
(17)  They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

Let me just say that whatever the situation, we in the UK are not permitted to do that. So what are you suggesting in posting Nehemiah 4?

Several things are at stake here:

1. The USA Christians can behave differently from Christians in other countries?

2. The Bible can be interpreted differently in different countries?

3. Culture must be taken into account, and there is no such thing as a "Christian way of life"?

4. Church may or may not be separate from state?

5. Dominionism may or may not be viable?

6. Romans 13 may or may not be rejected as God's plan for the new covenant age?


News Item8/20/19 3:29 PM
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[Pastor Israel, who was forced by persistent attacks from Hindu nationalists to close his church in Mahabubabad district, was not even able to relocate his congregation to a private house setting, as the radicals tracked the worshipers and continued to prevent them from meeting at all.]
[“I went to the local police station with a lawyer for help, yet the police ignored me,” he said. “It has been very hard dealing with this situation as every door of justice seems to be closed simply because we follow a different faith.”]
[Pastor Suryam reported an identical experience with authorities to International Christian Concern, saying that every conventional channel of justice had been closed to him, and that he and other believers in India “have nothing more to do except to go to God in prayer.”]

This is how it is in many countries of the world. The last resort is ..... ...... ...... ....... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... prayer.


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Unprofitable Servant wrote:
I would have no issue with them defending their property
Okay, so they defend their property with weaponry and engage in a mini war, with casualties, deaths, and arrests and imprisonments of the Christians. The building never gets completed and the work of God gets closed down. Is that it? You have no problem with that?

You fully support the Gazans, who once lived in Israel, but who were shoveled into living in the Gazan Strip, and who now retaliate by sending rockets into Israel, against the Israeli Army, attempting to get back to their homeland which was stolen from them by force?

It widens out into world war, and very shortly you will justify world war from a Christian base, in exactly the same way the Muslims justify their holy war from an Islamic base.
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Okay, so now tell me about your oranges. Define why you quoted Nehemiah 4, and why you call them apples and I thought they were your oranges.


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Bro US, okay let's discuss your oranges.

You quoted Nehemiah 4 as an example.

Was that an example for today? And will that fit the situation that is occurring in the other thread about reconstruction in India. Thank you.


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Christopher000 wrote:
1. ...For the record, I don't own any guns, and I don't plan on ever buying one.
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2. Some seem to think America is like the wild, wild West.
1. Hello Christopher, that's a real interesting testimony.

2. I get a lot of my ideas about America by listening to my friends here on the forum. Just over the last two days one has dreamed about getting her bedroom door kicked in at 3.00am, causing her to reach for her shooter; another just now has spoken about the fear of the druggie next door coming round and kicking her door in, and she wants to get her children trained up in the use of firearms.

Here in Wales we aren't even allowed to carry a penknife, but we seem to sleep pretty good at night. Now why is that?


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Herbal Mama wrote:
B, you are a work of art. 😂😂
Ephesians 2:10 KJV
(10)  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Laughing, even with tears, at the work of Almighty God in the life of a human being? You ought be ashamed of yourself. Sister B won't be much bothered by your remark, but you need to think what the Lord Jesus Christ thinks about it.

Of course, if you were serious, and you really do believe that Sister B is a great work of art being formed by her Saviour, then I heartily agree, and wish there were more like her on the forum.

Carry on.
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I'd just like to take the opportunity to mention that the NT is chock full of dangers and trials and deaths for Christians, blood being spilt and so on, and so far in my research I have not found any self-defence from the Christians where they fought back. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Jesus taught them to flee when persecuted, go from town to town. Maybe that's too wimpish for Americans, they are brought up to fight and then fight some more. But Jesus has other plans they know not of.


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The program focuses on a Jesus who is not the Jesus of the Bible. "Songs of Praise" loves an ecumenical Jesus (who cannot be the Jesus of the Bible). It has a Jesus who accepts homosexual marriage (who cannot be the Jesus of the Bible). It promotes a Jesus who loves CCM and rock worship bands (who cannot be the Jesus of the Bible).

In other words, "Songs of Praise" has created a religious program for the religious public, who do not want to follow the biblical Jesus, but who want to have a nice life, easy and smooth, without too much swearing or drinking, not too much adultery or fighting, plenty of charitable work to soothe the conscience and increase self-righteousness, plenty of jolly sing-along hymns for the older ones and raucous heavy metal songs for the younger ones, plenty of religion, especially the church calendar with all its feast days, getting babies regenerate by baptism, plenty of liturgical spookiness with statues in the sanctuary, processions and marches, ornaments and candles, lots of sentiment and emotion-tinglers, a real fantasy world under the guise of Christian work and witness, but all the time it is a......

.....SHAM.


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Bro US,

Far from ignoring your OT "proof texts", what I would like to know is, is the Nehemiah Principle applicable to what is happening in India right now? I have pinched this from the article on India thread:-

[Over the course of just one month, a Christian family was beaten for bringing an upper-caste Hindu to the Lord, a church that had been preaching the gospel for sixteen years was demolished overnight, and a house church was driven from place to place by Hindu radicals intent on disrupting their worship.]

[“One day prior, Konda Naresh, who claims to be a leading member in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), threatened the believers at the construction site, saying that he will demolish the structure,” Pastor Suryam, whose Fellowship of Indigenous Gospel Churches congregation was scattered by the demolition of their building, told International Christian concern. ...]

You are the one who brought up the Nehemiah Principle. Should these Christians arm themselves with weapons and fight off anyone who tries to prevent the rebuilding program?
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Going through the rest of the comments, I see the Yee Ha, Gung Ho, and Giddy Up style comments have been resurrected. But my doctrine is sola scripturally obtained. 2 Tim 3:16

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