JTWood wrote:I am happy as a lark to see a true, Christian "love even our enemies" message being shown to the world.
I am very discouraged, though, to see that these same people are using their platform to promote their anti-war propoganda when Jesus said, "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom."
Maybe we're interpreting that verse differently, but I'm reading it to say "When you rear about wars, don't worry about it. It's not the end of the world. I'll
let you know when that'll be."
War shouldn't concern Christians because they've got other things on their mind. "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself." Plus, it's a nasty, horrible business.
Of course, Paul says this in Romans 3: "Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known"
Maybe it's just me, but it sounds like the New Testament is full of "anti-war propaganda."
"My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here" (John 18:36).