Saturday, November 22, 2014

You Cannot Be a Christian and Be in the Military, Pro-War, or Kill

Jesus was the Prince of Peace.  He came to this planet to teach and spread peace in the hopes that humans would carry on into the future in peace. 

Here are some Biblical quotes on Peace:

1 Corinthians 14:33:  For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

Romans 14: 17-19:  For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,  because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.  Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Psalm 29:11:  The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 34:14:  Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:37:  Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.

Psalm 85:8:  I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints-- but let them not return to folly.

Psalm 199:165:  Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

Isaiah 9:6:  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 26:12:  LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.

Isaiah 54:10:  Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 55:12:  You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

John 14:27:  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 16:33:  I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

2 Thessalonians 3:16:  Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Romans 15:13:  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

And a Biblical quote about killing:

Exodus 20:13:  Thou shalt not kill.

Anyone joining the military, supporting war, or killing in the name of war would be hypocritical to call themselves a Christian, because they are turning against the teachings of Christ.

There is nothing to defend....but peace. 

I bid you peace, SHALOM.