Bomb them or evangelize them

When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them — Luke 9:54-55 NIV.

A sharp contrast separates his disciples from Jesus — and that chasm remains today. While the “disciples” want to send bombs off to wipe out entire cities, Jesus proposes forgiveness and evangelization.

America has some Christian foundations, but all we can muster is war against Middle Eastern nations. We have no love to give. Let’s not expect anything good to come from the continuation of the Crusades. Until we share the gospel with these peoples, the hostilities will continue, and we won’t be able to expect safety at home any more.

Stop condemning others. Give them love. Someone said recently that America now spends yearly as much on mascot Halloween costumes as it does on missions. But the budget for military attacks is unlimited. Why do we do this? Because it’s easier to bomb peoples and just wash our hands of them.

In reality, I’m not taking a stand for or against military defense. I AM taking a stand against negligence on the behalf of Christians to pray and send missions. If we have no gospel to give, then we are left only with bombs. Jesus was willing to go to the cross for people’s salvation. What are we willing to do to spread the gospel? Because we are unwilling, we prefer to laud the use of bombs.

21 responses to “Bomb them or evangelize them

  1. noordinaryjoy61

    Well said!!!

  2. Much food for thought……..happy that my last two posts were a blessing for you……Kim

  3. You are absolutely right.. Now days whenever something happens people just tend to shoot others or fight or kill them. Evangelism is what we need.. Evangelism is indeed a long process for what is going on right now and many will lose their lives on this way. I am sorry for some people in syria who lost their lives without any cause.

  4. And yes one more thing I admired your post!

  5. I agree wholeheartedly with your post; but do keep in mind, many people who try to evangelize this people get their heads chopped off…and sometimes, far worse.

    When we can’t evangelize, we should be in constant prayer. War is a terrible thing, though sometimes a necessary evil. We can see back in the Old Testament many places where God was behind His people in war, and when He told them to go and seize nations and kill them. My brother is a Captain and a Chaplain in the U.S. Army.

    He has been over to the Middle East and has evangelized. Some of his friends he’d had breakfast with that very morning had their heads blown off later that same day…and he saw it. My brother was also hit and nearly killed by a roadside bomb. Only the people who have been over there truly know all of the evils involved.

    Let us keep in mind that these are the days spoken of in Revelation and Daniel, and many more of the prophetic books in the Bible. Nation will rise against nation…even the elect shall be led astray…wars and rumors of wars…yes, alas, these are the days.

    While I don’t think war should ever be the immediate answer, when innocent people are getting killed in great numbers, a country must rise up and protect itself and its people. Again, we can see this throughout the Bible. I recall Joshua, King David, and more.

    I think a lot of people are blowing hot air, saying, “We just need to go over there and kill them all!” And yes, this is wrong; however, I do not see anyone in our country necessarily hurrying to go blow anyone up. Quite the contrary.

    God bless you!

    • Lyn, the political answer is long and complicated. As you know, I write laconic. So I wasn’t trying to address the issue of a military response. I believe it is necessary, but it is not the answer. The answer is giving them Christ. I am trying to attack the appalling attitude of Chrstians whose only response is to bomb them. Nations need to defend themselves if atacked militarily, but people (Christian people) possess the true answer, if they will only overcome their inertia. If they will only dare to die for Christ, as once was the mark of Christianity. My respects to your brother. He is doing a service that I have not done. I had a gun pointed at me for Christ, but still I think the risk I faced was smaller than the one your brother faces. It is a necessary job that he is doing. Thank God that he has answered the call.

      • I was not in disagreement with your post. I was in agreement. I was just making some of my own personal statements along with your post. I think you might have misunderstood my intentions. Not to worry, this is a thing that happens often with writing back and forth on the net…no voice inflection, no facial expression, body language, you don’t know the person, etc. God bless you! 😉

  6. This Momma has many emotions on this post. Our youngest, 28 yr old, single daughter who is a missionary in a Middle Eastern country has had to fled for her life to a neighboring country for the 3rd time. They have already killed 1 of her team members.

    She has a desire and a love for the Muslim women that could only be given through a God-given calling. She has to dress completely covered in a Burqaa.

    We prayed everyday that God would use all 9 of children for his glory. When she told us that God was calling her to ‘X’ country, our hearts sank! She asked her daddy what he thought. After a few seconds his response was, “I would rather you be there and in the center of God’s will than in Ky and out of God’s will.”

    This Momma still begs her to come home! And for God to change His calling on her life!! lol

    • Plz give me her first name. I want to pray for her.

      • Terah. Thank you so much! We can not tell the country for security reasons. Also, I should have proof read before posting!

        • I will pray for Terah as well. God bless her and be with her. I can’t imagine what you are going through. Keep truing God and imagine Jesus with His arms wrapped around her daily, and angels with the appearance of warriors (warrior angels) sheliding her constantly. “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!” Hold on to that promise sister! God will provide! Continue praying that God directs her paths, and provides a hedge of protection all around her..each and every day..and find security and confidence in the Holy Spirit! Claim Psalm 91 over her every day, three times a day! Do this!

  7. I meant keep TRUSTING God..sorry…typo. 😉

  8. Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words Lyn and Mustard Seed! We have seen God’s protection over the years as He continued to give us children (through adoption). We’ve prayed many hedges of protections around their precious minds that put them in this position & hedges of protection as they fulfill their life on this earth. We have surely seen that over and over! What an amazing God we serve!! Thank you for praying for our Terah. We have other adult children fulfilling their missions too. Please include them too.
    God Bless You Richly!

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