Saturday, December 20, 2014

Good Words, and from a Conservative, No Less (2)

A response received to my email.

Someone has to protect Christians from the likes of the militants in the Middle East. That's what civil governments under God are supposed to do, and that's why God gave them the sword. I wish the civilians in charge had given our military the green light to do the job decisively instead of just creating vacuums for more militants to fill. My own thinking is that supporting a military that is going after bad guys and oppressors of Christians is putting God first since God has appointed them to be an "avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer" (Rom 13:4). If these people aren't wrongdoers then I don't know who is. Now is the time to quash this before they grow stronger and bolder. The US is not the kingdom of God, but God clearly uses secular nations to accomplish his justice. Esther appealed to the king and the enemies of God's people were wiped out. As a country we have in this situation the money and the power to do the right thing. It's not only in our interest as a country, it is the right and just thing. Our fault as a nation has been that we have been too delicate, respectful, and politically correct toward an enemy that only responds to dominant force. God will hold civil authorities accountable for failing to live up to their charge as God's "servants" and "ministers." I would like to see the US government live up to it's God-given calling and do something about this true evil in our world. I'm with Boykin. I believe what we are fighting against is demonic. My prayer is that God will be gracious and in this instance deliver us from the evil one who would like nothing better than to use a false religion to slaughter those who follow Jesus not only in the US, but everywhere else in the world as well. May God give our leaders the courage to do what is right.

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