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Are Christians Supposed to Fight? Did Your Forefathers Fight?

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“We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus.” -John Hancock

Recently, someone had sent me an article titled, “Are Christians Supposed to Fight?” At first, I was a bit offended and thought of the possibilities of receiving this from someone who did not know his left hand from his right.

After a couple minutes, I began to ponder on the natural and the spiritual, and then the spiritual and then the natural and where the two may meet (In the end, the natural is a manifestation of the spiritual -Blessings, cursings, sowing, reaping – Galatians 6:7), that is when it comes to the reality and tangibility of who we are as a people under God.

And what came to me after pondering a bit, was the Word of God with such scripture as Malachi 4:3 “And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.”

Or what of Psalm 101:8

“I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.”

Romans 12:21:

“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Or what of Ephesians 6:11-17 (Spiritual Amour)?

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour 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:”

(Natural armor) Luke 22:36, “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” (Our forefathers established the 2nd Amendment)

I can hear someone say, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).

Yes, but what does 1 Timothy 6:12 have to say, “Fight the good fight of faith…”

We also see that on the other side of this is holding to a good scriptural balance that “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-26).

We can literally go through the whole of the Bible in putting the Old Testament up in balance to the New Testament when it comes to these Scriptures.

I ask, how is the Lord’s will to be done on this earth as it is in Heaven (Law, Judgment, Righteousness and Peace; Isaiah 51:4)? It’s by the Church, in the present, taking its rightful place as it did in the days of our founding?

Let’s go to the natural now to see how the Lord used our forefathers in establishing the greatest nation that ever has been in the history of the world, America (Psalm 33:12).

Let’s go to our his-story: In Yorktown, Virginia, where the British were defeated by our forefathers in throwing off a tyrant that would not be ruled by God, established the Hanover association of volunteers on June 4, 1774 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

They resolved ‘that in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by strength of arms, our cause we leave to Heaven and our rifles.’

When reading the Declaration of Independence, you will find that ¾ of that document teach us as to what our forefathers would not tolerate (Psalm 97:10).

Thomas Jefferson, who was considered to be the main Architect to the Declaration, said of himself:

“To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished anyone to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; and believing he never claimed any other.”

Roger Sherman, Architect and Signer of The Declaration of Independence said:

“Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and no longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men.”

What of those unsung heroes of the War of Independence known as the Black Robed Regiment?

“The ministers of the Revolution were, like their Puritan predecessors, bold and fearless in the cause of their country. No class of men contributed more to carry forward the Revolution and to achieve our independence than did the ministers. … [B]y their prayers, patriotic sermons, and services [they] rendered the highest assistance to the civil government, the army, and the country.” – Historian B. F. Morris, 1864

In conclusion: Today’s tyrants would have you believe that you are to fight for them, not against them.

Let me remind you that there is no law given to any man to do the wrong things. Therefore, we must take the time and read the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15) and our founding documents so we can fully understand, in balance, what it is that we are now obliged to do in following their examples (Hebrews 13:7).

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” -John Adams

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media.  Article by Bradlee Dean

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    • Beth Anne

      Or tolerance is getting us killed.
      We do not have to tolerate anything that goes against our values.

    • Deplorable101

      I wonder when Christians covered in tattoos will realize it’s a sin.

    • Katherine

      I thought I’d try to do this again. You folks are quite stubborn. I would’ve brought more proof that you’re dead wrong, but I’ve already done that.

      I certainly will do it again, for the sake of those who read your crash and burn stance on physically “fighting”.

      The only Sword we are to take is The Sword of His Spirit. His Word Goes right to the marrow and never comes back void.

      Isaiah 55:11 So Shall My Word Be That Goeth Forth Out of My Mouth:[[[ It Shall Not Return Unto Me Void,\\\ but It Shall Accomplish That Which I Please, and It Shall Prosper in the Thing Whereto I Sent It.

      Hebrews 4:12 for [[[ The Word of God Is Quick, and Powerful, and Sharper Than Any Two edged Sword, ]]] Piercing Even to the Dividing Asunder of Soul and Spirit, and of the Joints and Marrow, and Is a Discerner of the Thoughts and Intents of the Heart.

      God Is King. Not your take on scripture.

      From your article: “We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus.” -John Hancock

      But, did they obey The King of kings. No way did they.

      Your words: Recently, someone had sent me an article titled, “Are Christians Supposed to Fight?” At first, I was a bit offended and thought of the possibilities of receiving this from someone who did not know his left hand from his right.

      For what ever reason, you are in rebellion against God Himself. He Is the Beginning and The End. He’s God. The “ff” are not. If we go against His Commands, we’re…

      • Katherine

        in deep muck. We must think of others who may fall for this balderdash.

        Hancock went to London in 1760 on business and, while on a similar trip to Quebec[[[ was made a Freemason in Marchants Lodge, No. 277, in 1762.]]] On his return to the colonies,[[[ Hancock affiliated with St. Andrew’s Lodge in Boston on October 14. 1762.]]]

        ‘Jefferson considered himself a Christian, but he didn’t agree with many of traditional Christianity’s views.’

        “Thomas Jefferson in the Age of Enlightenment”

        “Thomas Jefferson was firmly rooted in Enlightenment thought. The Age of Enlightenment, which lasted through most of the 17th and 18th centuries, [[ centered around human reason as the measure of all things.

        [[[ “Jefferson viewed Jesus as strictly human. ]]] He also believed that Jesus Himself ascribed to a more deistic belief system.”

        [[[ “Jefferson viewed Jesus as a great moral teacher but believed that His claims to deity and the stories of His miracles were later agenda-driven additions by Jesus’ followers.” ]]]

    • Gordon

      We have to ask what it is we are fighting for. If it is for a country then our natural instinct will kick in and we are confronted by the saying “Those that pick up the sword, die by the sword.
      But if it is for our faith then God may have other plans and another way. In this respect the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.
      We also have to take into consideration the times we are living in. As the tribulation unfolds we hear Daniel say:
      Daniel 7:25And he (the antichrist) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
      The later statement is where we are presently; for 3.5 years we are persecuted and over come (I believe 2.5 years have already past)
      But God then has decided to turn the tables.
      Dan7:26 “‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’
      The tables turn but it is still not a sword that wins the battle. The voice of every believer is our sword.

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