Originally Posted by Mike C.
Sorry for ganging up on you. When I see someone critiquing military membership I often feel like jumping in since I was in it myself.
I don't know if you were looking for an explicit answer, but even though we know the world comes to an end does not mean we should be a part of that process. Christians should always seek to conserve the world where it advances the cause of the gospel, as we understand it is God's world and thus of great worth. Especially the people contained therein.
I do not understand why everyone keeps thinking I am against the military...I am FOR IT; I uphold it, and I respect it...it is God's Authority to keep the world in check, like He used the Romans, to destroy Jerusalem, and the temple...to work His will. What I am saying, and will continue to say is that IF you are a Christian, you must not take part in what God has ordained for the world....AFTER you receive that knowledge. When increase comes, so does RESPONSIBILITY.
Enough said, love does not harm/kill his/her enemies, and those whom think it does, are misled.
I will not argue this anymore.....it is the fact that 'some' claim it DOES that I have been refuting, but if they cannot hear, JESUS, and HIS words, there is NOTHING I can do about it.
Jesus does not judge us unsaved for not coming out of the military IF we have not understood it is not His will. He will cut those whom proclaim HIS ways are the false form or type of love, IF they refuse to hear Him, however.
AFTER two or three times their hearts have been convicted.....offense comes due to conviction, and I see many are offended...by the truth, and words of Jesus.
I am leaving this thread....good day.