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Sin through religion?


marcaevans

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Today I wish to talk about a real world issue that the media seems to cover on a daily basis because it now exists on a massive scale. We are all familiar with the war going on between America and Afghanistan that started with a deadly act over ten years ago.

The sad thing is that people are using the word of God to justify their actions, yet this is not at all what God asked them to do. I would first like to Pray in for the teacher and children in France who were recently killed through an act of terrorism, May God help guide their families through these difficult times and bring eternal rest to those who lost their lives.

It does sadden me to see the brutal actions take the lives of innocent people and this sort of thing is happening on a daily basis. There are often reports of car bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq or the death of soldiers helping to defend our countries. I do believe that the Government has some part to play in this but I want to point out yet again, I am not here to judge that jOB will be done by God, I am just disheartened by the act of cruelty and disOBedience.

As always I want to take a look at what the scriptures say about terrorism as this is the word of God. The first one sums this topic up nicely and comes from Proverbs 6:16-19 “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

There is another quote that calls out to what the Government is doing and shows their wrongdoing. It comes from my favourite book Romans at its at 12:19-21 and it reads Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Some may fight this quote because the word of God is telling us not to retaliate which would make many believe we are letting people get away with their crimes to humanity however again we are not here to judge and we are not here to gain vengeance. There are two small quotes I want to bring in together from Matthew 5:38-39 and Psalms 34:14 and they read “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. whilst psalms says Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

We need to remember that God does love us all and he too would be saddened by the heartless crimes that people commit to but even to them he offers forgiveness “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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