It's not virtuous to lust after power.

War Comes Naturally

World War does not come naturally in the animal world. All species of animals fight for basically one or two reasons. The first, is when food is for survival or to feed the group is sought after. This is to keep the group alive and conditioned to breed and the female to reproduce. The second reason, is to allow the animals to have a special area to live. One might raise up a third, and that is when humans encroach upon the habitat where they are found. Judges 20:1.

Yet we humans have additional reasons but they would require additional space than this blog can list right now. Yet James 4:1, tells us why it happens to humans.

“From whence come wars and fightings among you?
Come they not hence, even if your lusts that war in
your members?”

This chapter in James gives a detail accounting in the sordid state of all of us. Yes, we are a species of the animal kingdom but it should be understood that motivation is not for the two reasons of the other animals but our reason is for lust. Simple – yes! Yet again the Bible tells us the excuse for war.

We will make in all our minds many excuses why war can be taken up. Since 1945, the United States has not won a single armed conflict. Look at the results. Your author served in the United States Army in the Infantry. Here is a partial list of the nations which have been involved:

• Korea,
• Viet Nam,
• Iraq,
• Other Middle East Countries,
• Afghanistan, and
• Who knows what other conflicts we have had but non reported.

All of this in the face that we are a great military force. Under the command of the muslim leaning socialist weak resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C.

We can only praise God for not allowing Hillary “Corrupt” Clinton from becoming the 45th President!

Her values were not of the Bible She has claimed to be a Methodist but someone should have asked her if she ever heard of Charles or John Wesley.

Here is a partial list of the Presidents who enjoyed the very thought of war. If for some reason you find the list not to your liking, then examine the list and make your own.

Jackson,
• Lincoln,
• Grant,
• McKinley,
• T. Roosevelt,
• F.D. Roosevelt,
• Truman,
• Eisenhower,
Johnson,
• Carter,
• Reagan,
• Bush,
• Clinton,
• Bush, and
• Obama.

Generally speaking, it is the young male who goes to fight the enemy. The rich and powerful are repelled to send their young men and now the women into the jaws of Mars, the god of war.

The propaganda which springs from war is one lie built on the next war. Supposedly WWII started on December 7, 1941. From what is known, Franklin Roosevelt had encouraged the Japanese attack. He did not inform the Navel and Army commanders at Pearl Harbor of the deception.

Now we are told part of the diary of Anne Frank was written with a ballpoint pen – yet the Anne Frank event took place in 1940-1945. The ballpoint pen was not invented until 1950’s. Belief-making comes from a government or any special interest. The idea is support a war. The United States is notorious for various wars.

We should remember that not all wars are evil. Some have a valid reason to exist. We must learn to decipher which wars are righteous.

What is the foundation for our involvement in a war?

Our leaders are determined to bring the nation into an armed conflict with some adversary who at the present time is either China or Russia. The rich love this because their own sons do not go. Bill Clinton did not serve. The Trumps never put a male on the altar of harm’s way. The last group that did so, was the Kennedy’s.

When war seems imminent then there is preparation for the armed conflict. In the United States, we are never prepared for the armed event. In 1960’s, it seemed clear there would be an atomic conflict with Russia. There was a comment to “Duck and Cover”. There was training in the public schools. Children were to get under their desks.

Incidentally, that war was called Civil Defense. The various publications carried pages about nuclear fallout.

Our nation does not currently have any Civilian Defense. We should face reality that some sort of bomb will be hurled at us. Who will do this is unknown. It could be Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, or a rogue group who has put together a dirty bomb in the basement or a wood shed in the back part of the lab.

The only fact we’re not certain of is, not if it might happen – but WHEN a bomb will hit us.

Yes, I am well familiar with history – so we should never assume the first blow must be taken by our strike first. The facts must be gleamed from what others were doing contrary to our life as a Christian.

We Christians – must not be weak!

We should stand and if necessary fight for our existence. Within two centuries after Christ the western Caesars Army was populated by Christians. God never told we Christians to be cowards. If Christians had stood up to Stalin and other demons, then the problems we now face would be nonexistent.

 

ELEVEN TRIBES SAID, “NO!”

When war is seen there must be a coming together. This is what Judges 20:1,2, tells us.

“Then all the children went out, and the congregation
was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to
Be’er-she’ba, with the land of Gilead, unto the Lord in
Miz’peh.
And the chief of all the people, even of all the tribes of
Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the
people of god, four hundred thousand footmen that
drew sword.”

The ruler had to be annihilated. The fact was clear and obvious. The cleansing had to happen.

When Israel came together in preparation for war the question was asked – what happened? This would be a common request by only one to inquire. The radio, TV, and Internet were nonexistent then so Judges 20:3, gives the reason for the event.

“(Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children
of Israel were gone up to Miz’peh.) then said the
children of Israel, tell us, how was the wickedness?”

The Levite goes into a long explanation what transpired. This is in a abbreviated condensed statement in Judges 20:5-7.

“And the men of Gib’e-ah rose against me, and beset
the house round about me by night, and thought to
have slain me: and my concubine have they forced,
that she is dead.
And I took my concubine and cut her into pieces, and
sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance
of Israel: for they have committed lewdness and folly
in Israel.
Behold, ye are all children of Israel: give here your
advice and counsel.”

One correct approach was to be used. It was to inquire what had happened in Benjamin in Judges 20:11-12.

“So all the men of Israel were gathered up against the
city, knit together as one man.
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe
of Benjamin, saying, what wickedness is this that Is
done among you?”

The request was simple. The way to have created this war was to turn the evil people over to the other tribes. Judges 20:13-14, gives us this account.

“Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of
Be’li-al, which are in Gib’e-ah, that we may put them
to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the
children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice
of their brethren the children of Israel:
But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves
together out of the cities unto Gib’e-ah, to go out to
battle against the children of Israel.”

On two different days the tribe of Benjamin stopped the other eleven tribes. The second time was a great killing time when 18,000 men of Israel lost their lives. Judges 20:25, gives us a graphic account.

“And Benjamin went forth against them out of
Gib’e-ah the second day, and destroyed down to
the ground of the children of Israel again eighteen
thousand men; all these drew the sword.”

When sin comes about there is a heavy price to be paid. Now here is an example of one area where a price is lasting for years. A young man and a young woman have intercourse outside of a marriage. The young woman pays a heavy duty because for at least she must care for the child for eighteen (18) years; while the man only pays child support for the child.

Unfair? Yes! All of this happens when the lust last for 15 or 20 minutes. Was this worth the sexual desire for this short time? This is an example in our own time.

What these perverts did to a woman was the reason thousands of men were killed in battle. Personally your author is not conciliatory toward this sort of action. For one sin comes a horrible price.

Today Jesus Christ acting by the power from God removes sin from each of us. This sin itself does not matter since all will be removed. Luke 24:46-47, tells of the words of Jesus himself.

“And said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it
behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead
the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should
be preached in his name among all nations,
beginning at Jerusalem.”

It's not virtuous to lust after power.In our world and among churches, men want to deal with sin in a different way other than what the Bible states. There was a man who lived about 150 years ago that stated the plan of salvation is so simple that a child could read the Bible and understand the plan there. His name was Walter Scott He had read Isaiah 35:8, where it was foretold how the God had stated would be the plan.

“And a highway shall be there, and a way and it
shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean
shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those:
the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err
therein.”

It happened when Christ gave us the way. Someone has stated that we fall short and sin in three different ways. First, there is the sin of transgression which is a willful act. Second, is the sin of omission which is when we just do not act. This seems to be the blight of today among church goers. Third, there is the sin of unbelief. In effect, this makes those who espouse this as SIN free.

The refusal to believe is a sin which states “I am a good person I do not need God or His Son” that is a sin. In Romans 3:23, we are told there is no exception to sinning.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

Now in our culture sin is a dominant force; it is God’s way that is being held up in contempt. We should pray that evil is destroyed.

 

CONCLUSION

In our life there is a way of destroying evil – we should make war.

1. Keep informed of your surroundings.
2. Know what the Bible says about this event.
3. Seek to eradicate by force if necessary the evil.
4. War may be a solution.

 

Remember there is but one way.

 

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

 

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

“Onward, Christian soldiers,
marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
leads again the foe;
Forward into battle,
see his banner go!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
going on before!
At the sign of triumph
Satan’s host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
at the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
loud your anthems raise!

Like a mighty army
moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine,
one in charity.”
Gerald K. Fugit
November 27, 2016
DiggingOldWells.com

 

 

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