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July 26, 2016 at 12:28
A very good point, Wally. When our “enemies” fall or have disruption in their lives, scripture tells us not to gloat over such things. It may be hard not to do, given our human nature, but we should pray for our enemies and do good to them that do evil to us! This is part of how we set ourselves apart from the world as Christians…
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July 26, 2016 at 12:41
So very true, Steve, so very true. It is, our course contrary to how we like to behave. Speaking only for me, or course. I suspect I am not alone.
Not only should we not gloat, but we should offer active assistance and comfort those those who hate us.
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July 27, 2016 at 10:48
An excellent point to add, my friend! For Romans 12:20 says…”On the contrary, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not pay back evil for evil…
July 27, 2016 at 10:55
Talking now on this very issue as its very complex at times. How do we handle those seeking to erase our very way of life such as ISIS?
July 27, 2016 at 11:52
A valid question. Do we refuse to defend ourselves and our nation and leave their punishment in God’s hands?
I believe we can resist ISIS with force, as they seek to destroy all that God has sought to make good. Satan has done the same thing and we fight him off every day!
However, justice rests with the Lord. He will eventually “reward” ISIS and all other evildoers with what they have earned, which is eternal death…
July 27, 2016 at 11:54
I think that’s a fair, reasonable, and Biblical answer Steve. I am sure some would agree and some would not.
July 27, 2016 at 12:05
As it is with almost everything we do and say. I feel comfortable with resistance against the forces of terrorism. In fact, I’m in favor of ramping up our forces a bit in this area. As you say, some will agree, some will not.
July 27, 2016 at 00:57
Ah, a heart check. I have a hard time with ISIS…I’m prone to cheer to see their demise.
July 27, 2016 at 05:43
You know, that raises some interesting thoughts doesn’t it brother Jim? What, Biblically, is our responsibility with something like that? Like any souls, we ought to be thinking of spreading the Gospel, but at the same time, clearly this is a threat to the very safety of the world and the people in it. I’m not sure that being a Christian necessarily makes me have to be a pacifist. Interesting thoughts to ponder, there. Hmm. I, too, find the thought of them being dealt with as a good thing. Are we wrong? Does the fact that they threaten others justify wanting that? My brain is working overtime now!
July 27, 2016 at 10:38
I think it is not easy…I do think there’s a place to be grateful and a role of wanting their repentance but I do need to think through this some more of what does that look like.
July 27, 2016 at 10:52
It’s not easy at all is it? I also will study and ponder this
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