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   The war ends with Jesus! It is written: "Jesus: "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. ... But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. ... If you love those who love you, what reward will you get." -Matthew 5:38, 43, 46

Jesus killed no one!

Blessed Are The Peace Makers

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It is written: [Jesus:] "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.  Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven." -Matthew 5:7-10

Martin Luther King, Jr. had it right:  "The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.  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."

“Evil is not just a chapter in history, it is a reality of the human heart.  …[We are] training professionals such as FBI agents, military officers, American diplomats, Christian clergy, and UN staff.” -United States Holocaust Museum; Confronting Hatred, Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial; 2007 Report   

"Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share in the guilt of the dead." -General Omar N. Bradley (U.S., World War II; Born 1893-?); History Book Club 2005 Desk Calendar

America in True Perspective "Whereas the mindset of Jesus was deeply trenched in the culture of peace, the mindset of most of our US government officials is deeply ingrained in the culture of war." -Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. President International Association of Educators for World Peace Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament

"All soldiers die for some version of the kingdom of heaven. IF the soldiers only knew that God has no interest in the sacrifices they make to 'bring in the kingdom.'" -Eight Kingdoms, Michael Pearl ©2006      The cost of a  pacifist

Tom in Israel with IDF Soldier

"Kill or be killed" is a catchy phrase and certainly has a lot of justification when armed aggression is manifesting itself for real. One must do what one must do to the extent of ones training and outlook at life. Do know, however, that all wars ought to be ending because Jesus came to earth to teach us humans how to think and live rightly in love. In fact, ignorance of God's laws and commandments will not be an excuse when you face eternity and you must stand before Him to give account of your life. So, take the grace and mercy afforded you right now as you read this and be reconciled to God through the shed blood of Christ- only His sacrifice gives men and women eternal life and true individual freedom. Remain where you are for now, but learn to hear and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit to lead you from here on. Politicians and corporate America are out of control! Human Rights Violations in the USA  ... and there's a reason these "leaders" desire young blood to fight their agendas. You might gain valuable insight from this Hitler Youth, now aged:  <<Selection in Document>>

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"The aim- understood by presidents, overlooked by many voters- is eternal mastery and control, which, naturally has a high price. Bacevich's (*1) cool, balanced analysis is compelling, and recalls chilling words penned by James Madison in 1795: 'Of all the dreaded enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. war is the parent of armies. From these proceed debt and taxes. And armies, debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.'" -Geoffrey Wawro, Professor of strategic studies at the U.S. Naval War college

(*1) Andrew J. Bacevich, Author of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are. Seduced by War

The first world war...of hatred. “Clergymen were unable, and for the most part unwilling, to place Christian faith before nationality,” observes A History of Christianity. 'Most took the easy way out and equated Christianity with patriotism. Christian soldiers of all denominations were exhorted to kill each other in the name of their Saviour.' But reality soon dawned on the soldiers in the trenches. They discovered that their statesmen had failed them, their clergy had deceived them, and their generals had betrayed them. How so?" -Jehovah's Witnesses, The War That Changed the World, Watchtower 2-1-2014
 

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

 "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." -Romans 12:19

 A Christian's View Toward Military Service

Quick View of Religious Voice

"Scatter the people that delight in war."  -Psalm 68:30

"No King is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength." -Psalm 33:16

"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

Blessed are the Peace Makers (Matt. 5:9)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem Israel

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living." -General Omar N. Bradley (U.S., World War II; Born 1893-?) -History Book Club 2005 Desk Calendar

"Many of the two million American troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 will suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)- and these diagnosis often overlap. A think tank at Rand Corporation estimates that more than 26% of troops will return with mental health issues." -Report, Fall 2011, page 13

"You may have heard the news about the number of military suicides in 2012. A record 349 American troops took their own lives last year." -Campus Crusade for Christ (March 14, 2013)

War on Terrorism, War and Terrorism

Soldiers of the Cross- "A Holy Nation"

   Paul used the illustration of becoming good soldiers, not of this world, but of Christ. "No man [Christian] that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." (2 Timothy 2:4) Paul is instructing Christians that if they are in Christ they are not to become entangled with the affairs of this life.

   The true Christian church scattered throughout all nations is called a holy nation and, again, their Kingdom is not of any government of this earth. (1 Peter 2:9) Each child of God, therefore, feels a spiritual unity with their fellow Christians no matter what country they are from. Their warfare is not against the nations of this world. Their warfare is against their real enemies—worldly influences, their own fleshly weaknesses and the devil.

   Therefore, as soldiers of the cross, Christians are to put on the symbolic armor of God. "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God..." (See Ephesians 6:11-17) Yes, as Christian soldiers, our battles are not with others, but with ourselves and our own fallen tendencies. "Fight the good fight of faith..." 1 Timothy 6:12

   Note that, in the list of Christian armor, the only defensive tool is the sword of the Spirit—the Word of God. The disciple of Christ must use none of Satan's weapons—anger, malice, hatred, strife, evil speaking, etc. After enlisting as a soldier of the cross, this sword of the Spirit can only be obtained and used properly by careful Bible study. -Associated Bible Students of Central Ohio, PO Box 813, Westerville, Ohio • 43086-0813

Thomas Millington's Parade float July 2005; Scripture on trailer is 1Cor.13:4-8 below.

It is written: "Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.-1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"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 love his brother." -1 John 4:20, 21

"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else." -1 Thessalonians 5:15

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." -Romans 12:9, 10

"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." -Galations 5:6

Be born again in the TRUE Jesus

 If it had not been for the Lord, who reached out to us we would have perished in our own selfishness.  If it had not been for the Lord, who healed our wounds we would have succumbed to pain and sorrow.  Praise be to God who reaches out to us, healing and restoring our lives.  All thanks be to God for the many ways in which our lives have been blessed. -written by Rev. Nancy Townley

 Holy Nation      Google results "Jesus Holy Nation" 4-19-08: 1&2 of about 2,200,000

 

“Whereas, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church, meeting Nov. 9 at Lake Junaluska, N.C., is committed to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world; and
Whereas, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, calls his followers to be peacemakers (Matt. 5:9); and Whereas, “We believe war is incompatible with the teachings and example of Christ” (Book of Discipline 2004, Par. 165.C);"

An End  to War?     Christ Jesus     Forgiveness

www.sabeel.org  "Sabeel is an ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, this liberation theology seeks to deepen the faith of Palestinian Christians, promote unity among them, and lead them to social action."

www.combatantsforpeace.org "Only by joining forces, will we be able to end the cycle of violence."

www.childrenofpeace.org.uk  "Shining a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel."

www.cru.org "Abdul came of age in a community where violence was pervasive and where honor was the most valuable thing a man could have. He rose within the ranks of the terror group he was a part of, eventually traveling throughout the Middle East to recruit suicide bombers who would kill Americans. ... Abdul has led several members of his family to Christ! In addition, nearly a dozen men in the terrorist network Abdul was a part  of have trusted Christ with their lives."
 

A teaching on War versus Peace: 

 War and peace are diametrically opposed (directly opposite) to each other, and share nothing in common.  Just read their definitions:

War- armed conflict between nations or factions; the science or profession of armed fighting; any conflict or struggle; to make or carry on war.  Warmonger- a person who advocates war.

Peace- freedom from war; a state of harmony between people or groups; freedom from civil commotion; a state of tranquility or serenity.  Peacemaker- a person, group, or nation that attempts to make peace.  (Please see Holy Nation on this website!  The war ends with Jesus because He is the author of unfailing love and peace).

False Peace- Where standing armies exist to maintain "peace"

Definitions of:

good- morally excellent; virtuous; satisfactory or superior in quality,
quantity, or degree; proper suitable or right; well-behaved; kind friendly; honorable or worthy; not counterfeit.

evil- morally wrong or bad; wicked; harmful or injurious; unfortunate; disastrous;  evil quality, intention, or conduct; wickedness or sin.

barbarous- Uncivilized; wild; savage; savagely cruel or harsh

civilize- to bring out of a savage, uneducated state; enlighten or refine


Worldly.  Of or pertaining to the world or the present state of existence; temporal, earthly; devoted to, interested in, or connected with this present life, and its cares, advantages, or pleasures, to be exclusion of those of a future life.  Concerned with enjoyment of this present existence, secular, not religions; spiritual, or holy. -Black's Law Definitions:

Spiritual.  Relating to religious or ecclesiastical persons or affairs, as distinguished from "secular" or lay, worldly, or business matters.Black's Law Definitions:

 

History proves: "All the miseries and evil which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible." -Noah Webster 1758-1843 

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