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If you are a Christian and He was alive in the military do you think Christ would fire his gun?
Please understand I'm not asking if a Christian would fire a gun in war. The premise is about what was Christ's message, why did he say he who lives by the sword dies by the sword? Why would he say he who haven't sinned cast the first stone. Not even considering the reason why we go to war do you think the most important thing to Christ he's where he was born lived and died?
Yes, I think he would fire his gun. I think he would do it to shock the conscious of all who saw it. Life is a precious gift, and to see the Lord take one would shock the soul. The I think he would walk over to the dead soldier and bring him back to life with no wound. He would then ask the men, what to you think is the greater act, the act of the Lord taking a life or the act of the Lord giving it back? He would then say to them, why do you doubt I would take a life when a life cannot be taken. Life is eternal, you live now and in the afterlife in either Heaven or Hell. You cannot take a Heavenly or Hellish life, as the soul cannot be killed. However, you can take an earthly life. For those who permanently take an Earthly life, that is Killing and thou shall not kill. Only the Lord can take an Earthly life, as the Lord can give it back. He would then walk away and leave us to decide how we wish to proceed in the battle.
Interesting observatiion, do you mind me inquiring what your main source of your view is based on, or from. I know that it's going to be the Bible or God but what I mean is it sermons from church, are you a Seminary Student or theologian Etc.
"Obey the laws of the land" (Romans 13) is 'Christ's message.' When we 'obey Christ's message' (Romans 13), we fire our gun as Christ would since He never disobeyed the law of the land. The government (which includes "the military") was "ordained of God" (Romans 13:1) whether we think so or not.
Romans 13:2 "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power (government), resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation."
Based on His 'message' of never disobeying 'the government' as He walked the earth (Matthew 17:24-27; 22:20-22), we should do likewise.
Jesus said "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword" because Luke 6:38 says "...For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again" and Proverbs 26:27 says "Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him."
Paul said in Galatians 6:7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Consequently, if we "live by the sword, we will die by he sword."
Romans 5:12 says "...as by one man sin entered into the world..." When Jesus spoke "He that is without sin cast the first stone" (John 8:7), we were yet under 'the law' and not 'Grace!' However, we are currently under the New Covenant of "Grace" (Ephesians 2:8-9) and "sin no longer has dominion over us" (Romans 6:14) for we are "righteous by faith" (Philippians 3:9).
No! "...the most important thing to Christ is not where he was born lived and died" but that "none is lost" (II Peter 3:9)!
According to Ezekiel 11:17 We (The Children of Israel) have been "scattered" and the LORD will bring us back to "one accord" and not a 'geographical location!'
Since this Is a theology hub I have a couple of questions? Is there anything Christ did or didn`t do that was not in direct line with the Father? Others than abolishing the law. So Christ didn't agree with the Pharacies, should he kill them then heal
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