God Of Peace Not Politics
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
“Stop fighting,” he says, “and know that I am God, supreme among the nations, supreme over the world.”
Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, Bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”
Psalm 46:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
Jesus looks to all and says
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” “Stop fighting,” he says, “and know that I am God, supreme among the nations, supreme over the world. “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”
Christ is against violence and does not like gambling and politics for that is against his father and him above. He does not like drunkenness or even the laying of cards. For all this puts the morals and fame towards the entertainment and not honoring toward him. He tells us that he is the only true god that there is no other God you should serve and idol. That includes entertainment lifestyles. He wants us to live a loving godly lifestyle in him sharing him with nations and the world not living by the laws given by man but by that of the laws he alone has given putting him first and full focus above all else. He tells us to stop war and stop fighting and love one another as he does with us. That the honor shall be given to him and all live according to his laws exalted over all else of the earth. His love over war and violence, over money and gambling’s, over politics and debates and to serve in love and only love. “The Lord bless you and keep you …and give you peace,” has been simplified to affirm America the innocent and that God will give us victory in war.”
“Still, there can be religious wars.”
“A religious war is 1. led by clergy. 2. fought by groups defined by religion against other groups also defined by religion. 3. the clergy justifies the war, vilifies the opponent, and absolves guilt for killing. 4. the goals are religious – strengthening or purifying the religious group and driving out or subordinating the other group. 5. martyrdoms. Even using this stringent definition, a religious war could also be an ethnic or a nationalistic war and apply to one side but not the other.”
“With the end of the Cold War, scholars discovered religions emergence as a powerful political force in the contemporary world but it may have been there all along. Just as there is not easy way to define religion, so there is no regression analysis possible to say when religion is a major cause alone, when it is an important though secondary cause, and when it is a pretext used to facilitate war. History is, after all, not a science. But religion, when utilized by a state, makes war seem moral by legitimating it as just in cause, asserting that killing is ethically justified, and providing consolation to the bereaved. After all, killing outside of a state or religiously sanctioned war is just murder.”
“The petition in the Lord’s Prayer for “thy kingdom come” is for the reign of God after the final conflagration. At the end of Revelation, a figure dipped in blood – a clear reference to Jesus – will come to “judge and make war.”
“such a war does not negate our responsibility for pacifism – since it is initiated and fought by God and angels against the forces of the antichrist. Many Fundamentalists do not worry about the pestilence, famine, and war accompanying the final battle (even if it is initiated by a nuclear war allegedly prophesied in First Peter), because they will be taken up to heaven in the rapture. However, modernist or liberal Christians seeking to reconcile the warrior, judge Jesus with their image of a non-violent peaceful Savior have to do a selective exegesis.”
“Jesus did not fight, died a non-resistant, forgave his crucifiers, and advised love of enemy and martyrdom. He held no political office, rejected worldly power, and offered no explicit political advice beyond paying taxes and the ambiguous “Give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and unto God what belongs to God” – though not saying what belongs to each.”
“So far as we can tell, the disciples and early church members did not join the army, either because they were exempt as a sect of Judaism, or as believers in the imminent end of the world, or because they took seriously love of enemy teaching.”
“according to St. Augustine – a man should not pick up the sword for oneself but could to protect a neighbor. Until he obtained true peace in heaven, a Christian soldier had an obligation to support the fragmentary peace of a well-ordered society. War was analogous to a magistrate’s enforcing civil order by using law to punish a fault. Expanded and revised, Augustine’s synthesis would become Christian just war theory officially espoused by the Roman Catholic and most Protestant churches until the present.“
“True peace will come only after submission to God and this is accomplished through personal struggle”
“submit to the rule of God, which is the natural law”
“The spread of the faith can be done peacefully or by the sword. The use of military force is not to convert a person (this submission must be voluntary)”
“Those within the realm of faith are in perpetual conflict with those outside”
We are to live in Godly lifestyle and out of conflict,war, and violence to live in Godly sensible ways and peaceful protest
“do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …”
For he is a God of peace not politics.
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
John 18:36 ESV
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
John 19:11 ESV
Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.”
Isaiah 2:22 ESV
Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
Isaiah 1:26 ESV
And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”
Isaiah 30:21 ESV
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
Psalm 106:3-4 ESV
Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,
Psalm 31:14-15 ESV
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
Esther 1:13 ESV
Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for this was the king’s procedure toward all who were versed in law and judgment,
“Is not the Lord your God with you? And has he not given you peace on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and his people.
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
2 Samuel 22:3-4 ESV
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
Exodus 21:24-25 ESV
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.