Commentary By: Gordon King
Pro-life, in order to bring about and maintain life, to save lives, to change the heart towards the proliferation of life. This is at the core of Christianity, the basis of why Jesus Christ came into this world and sacrificed Himself for us, to save lives and to give new life!
How can any religion say that their god is real and true, when their god promotes killing and hatred? What kind of god is that? If their god created life, then why would he promote taking it away?!
And what kind of people promote hatred and killing as a way of life? Killing, hating, and the taking away of life is not of God Almighty, but of the devil himself!
There are times when even Christians must stand for what is right and defend themselves, and sometimes it includes killing. There are times when war is justified, take a look at the old testament.
If we sit back and ignore the times when we should fight back, are we not also to blame for the heinous atrocities that these evil people commit? And if our own government resists this call to fight, is it also not to blame?
Knowing that we should do what is right, yet ignoring it, makes us just as guilty as doing the wrong thing! And by not assisting those who are fighting this evil, we are in fact aiding the enemy. ISIS is a case in point. Our governments sit back and watch ISIS perform the most evil, wicked, and heinous acts against humankind, yet they do as little as humanly possible to fight them. There are people in Iraq willing to step up to the plate and not only defend themselves, but attack this evil enemy ISIS. Yet, how much aid and assistance are they being given? Very little I’m afraid.
This my friends is the tragedy of a world gone mad! A world in which right has become wrong, and wrong has become right. A place where political correctness has taken the main stage and supersedes righteous and moral values.
And although we know it will happen according to scripture, does this mean that we just sit back and do nothing?! Does it mean that we stop standing for what is moral and right, stop aiding those in need, and stop defending righteousness? Do we ignore the genocide of millions of Christians around the world and the slaughter of millions of innocent people world-wide, whether or not they are believers?
If we don’t act, then we are as guilty as those committing these crimes. Say for instance that you were standing close to an elderly woman who was being mugged by a young assailant and you stood by and did nothing. How would you feel? Would you be convicted of not stepping in and fighting off the mugger? If you walked by a woman being raped in a park, yet you did nothing and continued to keep walking, did you do the right thing? If you drove past a car that you saw run off the road and into a telephone pole, yet you kept on driving and didn’t stop to help, are you guilty for not helping?
My point is that we as believers are not to only believe in what scripture tells us, but we are to live it! We are to act out our faith, act the way Jesus would act. I don’t believe for one minute that Jesus would walk by and allow any of the things that I mentioned to go on without intervening. And there will be many who say “You’re comparing apples to oranges, it has nothing to do with war or ISIS”. I wholeheartedly disagree!
You may not compare ISIS to an elderly woman being mugged, yet what’s the difference? In fact, the acts that ISIS are committing happen to be much worse! Most of the world complains about it, yet does nothing!
We cannot ourselves go to Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS, yet we can voice our beliefs to the government to do so! We can vote people into office who have the wisdom and courage to do the right thing!
War is ugly, not many people like it, but at times it is necessary, just as it is now. ISIS is not going to suddenly disappear, nor are they going to just stop what they are doing because some people don’t like it, they need to be stopped!
I believe that there are many people, even Christians who think that as long as they are not directly effected by ISIS that we should just ignore them. And believers who think that this is just the way the world is headed and the rapture will happen soon, so we should not intervene. But, does anyone really know when the rapture will occur? Do we know if the Lord will tarry? No! We are living in this world for now, and we will continue to live in this world until the good Lord takes us home. I for one do not want to live in a world full of evil and wickedness.
We are the light and the salt of the earth, we are here to make the world a better place, yes, even though we are in the end times, especially in the end times! We are to stand for what is righteous and holy, what is good versus what is evil, not just in words and thoughts but in actions. We need to stand firm in our faith, and at the same time support those who do good and expose and fight against the evils in the world. We all sin, we all make mistakes, but when a group of people set out to kill, torture, and plunder innocent people, then we must take a stand against them!
God is holy, righteous, and pure. He loves everyone, yes even those committing these horrific crimes, yet He detests the acts they are performing, they are an abomination to Him! There comes a time when a person’s heart can become so hardened that it will never again soften. A time when the eyes of the blind are led by evil spirits and they have sold their souls to the devil. This is ISIS.
The world is becoming so very dark, the evil around us is growing each day, we as believers are the light, and as the light we overcome the darkness. And if we were not to overcome this darkness in the world, then why has the good Lord left us here at this time?
You may not agree with my beliefs or my opinions, and that’s ok. We all have choices to make, whether they are right or wrong. Listen to the Lord speak, follow His lead and the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him what to do and which way to turn.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!