End to War?
It is written: Many peoples will
come and say, 'Come let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of
the God of Jacob [Israel]. He will teach us his ways, so that we make walk in
his paths.' The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war
anymore. Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD." -Isaiah
"Prior to the UN's creation, armed aggression was
not regulated by international law. But with the UN countries agreed, in article
2(4), that "All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the
threat or the use of force against any state." If taken literally, that outlaws
war." -History Book Club review: War Law, Michael Byersl
is hardly a family who hasn’t, at one time or another, dreamed of coming
away from the cares and pressures of life and the sinful world around
them to settle down on some peaceful homestead… there to enjoy the Lord, His Creation, and to raise and enjoy
their family in an atmosphere that promotes Godliness and wholesome
cooperation, kind attitudes, and valuable character for life.”
-Barth Family Ministries; Vermont
( On the Farm! Mothers and sons
-Tom at far right) ^
love God because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his
brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has
seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command:
‘Whoever loves God must also love his brother.’” -1 John 4:19-21
“Blessed are the
peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” –Matthew 5:9
"We have been the recipients of the
choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years,
in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as
no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We
have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and
multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly
imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings
were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own, intoxicated
with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the
necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the
God that made us!" -Abraham
Lincoln Source: proclamation of National Fast Day,
March 30, 1863.
to all paid professionals bearing arms: How do you know if your life is
being used by the powers of a tyrant? Never hide behind the excuse "I was/am
just doing my job." Make certain that you live for Jesus.
"Elite Secret Clubs have
always influenced society. First they build power, and then they bend
others to help them, knowingly or in ignorance, to consolidate and
expand their power base. Then they destroy society. Some of them already
control the world." -The Secret Societies Handbook,
Michael Bradley Not Christian
written: “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if
thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die
in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if
thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he does not turn from his
way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”
A good reason to repent: 180 degrees,
about face! – Do good not evil in the eyes of the LORD! Love and do not
No threats by men through hostile words or physical aggression (if this…then this”) convey
the heart and mind of God’s love, nor does it earn true allegiance. A good
prayer could go like this: “God I do not know what the truth is, but I am
willing to find out even if it means that Jesus is the Messiah, the savior of
to Hijack America
to War on Terrorism
today is deeply influenced by what is known as Judeo-Christian ethics, which
is essentially based on Torah principles. It was this unique book of
instructions that introduced such fundamental concepts as, 'love thy neighbor'
and 'do not hate your brother in your heart.' In ancient society there was no
such thing as a desire for peace, the nations simply vied for power through
military might. The Torah spread the concept of peace to the world to such an
extent that The United Nations motto is a verse from Isaiah, calling for a
society where people lay down their weapons and sworn enemies become friends."
- Rabbi Yehonasan Gefen, writer and educator in Jerusalem.
God Almighty looking down from Heaven upon the earth looking for
military “superiority” to define a people as a “great nation”? Is
society’s quest ultimately a matter of having a powerful standing army? As an
Ambassador for Christ, I confidently
It is written: "COME
NEAR, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth
hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it! The
LORD is angry with all nations; his wrath is upon their armies. He will
totally destroy them; he will give them over to slaughter.” -Isaiah 32:1-2
ought to be common knowledge that death is the real enemy of all
people regardless how it comes? [Psalm
89:48, 1 Corinthians 15:26]. Have you ever considered that standing armies are
not able to keep you from getting Cancer or getting run over by a car? Military “Greats” (e.g. Alexander the Great) historically have had
only murderous and
tyrannical ends. A most recent recurrence of this issue is made clear:
was that Saddam didn’t want peace, and he didn’t care how many people were
killed in his rage for absolute power.” -Saddam’s Secrets, Iraqi
General Georges Sada.
It is written: "He [the LORD Almighty] will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD
will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his
people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken."
The consequences of war are evident and consistent:
In World War II “the number of lives lost easily exceeds thirty
million while countless millions more suffered the destruction of their homes,
their families, and their entire way of life.” –History Book Club review of
Absolute War, by Chris Bellamy.
The United Nations back in circa 1960
regarding Russian/U.S. negotiations was quoted as saying:, “atoms for peace” is
a good idea. –Burlington [Vermont] Free Press article. However,
is war not a colossal
waste of human life and resources? War is radically insane as
a means to resolve issues! Who wins? No one! So then, if it is your one and
only life you are wanting to keep, then receive the eternal life found in Jesus.
"... In fact, violence merely increases hate. Returning violence for violence
multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness
cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin
Luther King, Jr. (So where does true godly love come from?
God's love .)
Law definition for "revolution" includes: "...In its broadest significance
is generally used to designate a sweeping change as applied to
political change, it denotes a change in a method or system of
government, or the power which controls the government. It is frequently
accomplished by or accompanied by violent acts, but
IT NEED NOT BE VIOLENT IN ITS METHODS AND
IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY DENOTE FORCE OR VIOLENCE. U.S.
v. Foster, D.C.N.Y., 9 F.R.D. 367, 394.