Many Christians falsely think, that we are supposed to be weak and mild. I detest such a distorted picture. I want my fellow Christians to know, that while we are supposed to be kind and gentle and loving; we are also supposed to be mighty-in-spirit, bold, fearless, and standing up mightily for the Kingdom of God.
Christ said to “turn the other cheek” in the sermon on the mount, and in John 2:15 Christ made a type of whip and drove the profiteers from the temple. He poured out their money and turned their tables over. This was a very aggressive act at the hands of Christ.
In Luke chapter 10 Christ taught about “loving our neighbor”, and in Matthew chapter 23 Christ repeatedly called the scribes and Pharisees hypocrites.
Check out this passage in Luke 13:31-33, “The same day there came certain of the Pharisees saying unto Him: Get you out and depart hence for Herod will kill you. And He said unto them: You go and tell that fox, behold I cast out devils and I do cures today and tomorrow and the third day I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk today and tomorrow and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet be destroyed out of Jerusalem.”
I love how Christ rose up forcefully to let them know, that He was not afraid of Herod. In His zeal, Christ retorted for them to go tell Herod a thing or two. Then sarcastically, Christ pointed out, that Jerusalem had the reputation for destroying Almighty God’s prophets.
One of the primary functions for my blog is to encourage my brothers and sisters-in-Christ to be aggressive, yet harmless. Have you heard the term “the Church militant”? The Church is not some wimpy organization for weak people to use as a crutch. The Church is the body of Christ. Christ is the Lion and the Lamb. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but spiritual. We tread on serpents and scorpions, and through Christ we are not afraid of Satan or demons or tyrants or haters-of-Almighty-God. We are willing to be decapitated for the cause of Christ, and until then push back relentlessly against the works of darkness until that day. We do cling to our guns and religion just like Barack Obama said. It is the right thing to do. We will defend and protect the innocent and the helpless and the ones we love even with violence if necessary. We will not initiate hostilities, but woe to they who presume we will not lift a finger to protect our beloved. We will sound the trumpet from the highest mountains and warn the world of sin and evil. We are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ and we are proud to be numbered with the saints.
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