Tuesday, July 31, 2007

OK, NOW I'M P.O.'d

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour from huffpost and Vimeo

In the video above, we find people claiming to be Christians yet ignoring the teachings of Christ. Forgetting the fact that we are called to be peacemakers. A pre-emptive strike (in this case against Iran) is perhaps on of the most un-Christian ideas of all. Even throughout the Church's history, the only real alternative to pacifism is a just war theory - which seeks peace first and never allows for the 'morality' of a pre-emptive strike.

The anti-Christ doctrine espoused here also cannot be found in the Church's history.

Why must some Christians abandon the teachings of their God in order to justify other teachings (or what they believe to be teachings) of their scriptures?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The video you have displayed is from a atheisist jewish young man who is pretexting the "Christians United for Israel" event. You know on any given Sunday I could come to your place of worship and locate any number of weird looking people and interview them by virtue of video editing and then make your church look like a real WACO TEXAS DAVID KORESH COMPOUND! As for your pacifist theology, do you belive in a police dept. in your city. Sometimes they must do things by force. The Scriptures call for civic loyalty: "Everyone must submit himself to governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established" (Romans 13:1). 2) On occasion, those authorities must bear arms: "He does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer" (Romans 13:4). 3) The Scriptures call for the employment of personal conscience in all matters. "Each of us will give an account of himself to God" (Romans 14:12). In light of this, how are we to understand the sixth commandment: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13)? The Hebrew word used here (raisach) in the ancient manuscripts is descriptive of an act of willful and personal vengeance. While the outcome may be similar to the killings of war, the motive and driving force are quite different. The language of Exodus 20:13 does not suggest that we are to disallow participation in war, even if that participation involves killing. The preservation of peace and tranquillity sometimes makes this response imperative.

One last thing! Make your blog more worthwhile, don't try being the High Sheriff of Heaven and point out other believers short comings! Keep your personal convictions preferences to yourself and preach and spread the Word of God, the GOOD NEWS! When you critisize other "believers" people from the outside are even more turned off by the Truth.