Peace On Earth

“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” Jesus, Luke 12:51.  Or…

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Jesus, Matt 10:34

Then He goes on to explain further that a person’s worst enemies can turn out to be even his closest family, friends and “Christian” ties.

How does this reconcile with the vision of peace and utopia for Christians? A Christian world where everybody is accepted and we all affirm each other and get along just peachy?

A Christian world view where the believer who, {just as an example}, has convictions that sin should still be actively avoided by those who profess Him, and dares to say so, is tagged as one who is “operating in a wrong attitude and/or spirit of legalism”. Because the goal is to have peace between men at any cost.

Peace, in spite of beliefs that conflict with scripture, error, and downright false teaching becomes the proof we have finally got this Christianity thing right, by George! To have enemies means a lack of “holy Christian love”.

Enter the sword.

 And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved. Jesus, Matt. 10:22

Jesus did not come to put people at odds with each other, it is the Sword that does that.

The sword cuts between light and darkness, truth and lies, good and evil and it is just getting ramped up. It started a long time ago and it will continue to increase.  It will culminate in a great end time battle shortly in which the enemy of our souls will get his.

Jesus came to bring peace between God and man. To bring satisfaction to the requirements of death for sin.

Peace to your conscience when you forsake that which you are instructed by Him to forsake. And take on that which you are instructed to take on.

But not peace between all men.

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The road in my rear view mirror is marked by hard places. My Guide has been faithful. He came into my life and I was branded. Marked. Labeled. Ridiculed. Judged. Stoned. But the road ahead always looks grand and full of light! The furnaces from the past have only caused the fire of His Spirit to burn hotter. The edicts of man have tried many times to make me bend in worship to him, yet I have met the true Flame who delivers me in every furnace!
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4 Responses to Peace On Earth

  1. Eliza says:

    Well said. We live in apostate times where friendship with the world is desired over and above obedience to God. God bless you:)
    http://holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/two-ways/
    http://holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/the-day-of-the-lord/

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