No More War…

We are all so busy handling our daily lives that we forget there are other things going on in the world.  Is it really an out-of-sight-out-of-mind kind of thing?  We read, quite often, about people dying on the battlefield…all the time, and we are told they are fighting for our freedom.  This is ingrained in us from a VERY early age, so very few of us really question that.  That is why, we are told, we have our military.  They do the job so we don’t have to, and we should support our troops at every turn.  Do we ever stop to just ask, “Why war?”

Bear with me, now, because I know this looks political…and I suppose it is to a certain degree!

We are told this country was founded on “Christian Principles.”  Really???  Then what is missing?  Why don’t we “get” the message?

This weekend, I was led to read the Beatitudes.  What a wonderful passage in Scripture!  But…What do we really LEARN from the “Prince of Peace?”  One part (if it is possible to say one part only!) stands out among the rest and many people cite it.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

That is pretty simple…But there is more…There is a reference that sends us back to Psalms 37.  that particular passage is a really great one.  There are many things in that chapter that are amazing for us to realize.

First, simply trust in Our Creator and do good…that’s all…Just do good!

Second, Trust in Our Creator and receive the desires of your heart…

Third, abstain from displeasure…YES, it actually says that!

And many times throughout the chapter, it tells us that the meek shall inherit the earth.  In fact, it is in verse 9, 11, 22, 29 and 34.  What should this tell us farther?  IF the Creator of all there is is so amazing as to actually create EVERYTHING, if that creator wanted it destroyed, would you have to do it???

In Matthew 5:23-24 we are told, by the “Prince of Peace,” if our brother holds something against us, go make peace with your brother before you come back to the alter to worship…leave your offering and go make peace with your brother…That is a far cry from go kill your brother…

In Matthew 5:39, we are told to turn the other check…THAT doesn’t sound like “go to war and wipe out your enemy!” and in 5:43-44 we are told to love and pray for our enemy…BY the “Prince of Peace”…THAT doesn’t sound like “go to war and wipe out your enemy” either!!!  The most important part, though, is the “WHY” we are told to do that…so that we become like our Creator in Heaven, perfect!!!

I submit to you that TRUE support for our troops would be to BRING THEM HOME and stop the empire building all over the world!!!

May all of our troops make it home safely, and the people of the world come to their senses and stop these useless wars!!!

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