About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
The newly elected Prime
Minister of Canada,
I support the
international bombing raids on ISIS strongholds in Syria
and Iraq. I do so in part because I
believe the Bible shows us that God steps into the affairs of man from
time to time and uses such conflicts to accomplish His will.
I believe the fall of the Babylonian Empire to the Medes and
Persians in 539 BC was one such time.
That being said, bombs can't kill
From my Biblical
aggression is more than a matter of religion.
It's the outward expression of evil that is inherent in man
(Jeremiah 17:9). Such evil has
been seen throughout history. African
slaves were tortured, raped, and murdered in America. Thousands of people have
been, and still are being, imprisoned and killed by communist regimes.
Jews, homosexuals, and others were exterminated by Hitler's forces.
Some Protestant reformers executed each other over doctrinal
disputes. Muslims were killed
by Roman armies in the name of Christ.
Christians and Jews were massacred by Muhammad and his armies in
the name of Allah. Christians
were beheaded, burned at the stake, and fed to wild animals at the command
of Roman Emperors. There's
nothing new about
Hidden beyond the evil
nature of man is a demonic world that takes advantage of our evil nature.
The Apostle Paul rightly said that Christians don't fight against
flesh and blood,
Jesus spoke to the issue
of war and terror in Matthew 24:6. He
told us not to be alarmed by the never ending onset of war.
"They must come to pass", He said.
I believe wars must come to pass because sin must reach its
ultimate state of sinfulness before God deals with a sinful nation in
judgment (Genesis 15:16).
Humanity's sin will
reach its ultimate state of sinfulness for this present era as seen in the
war that ends this present age. "I
saw Heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose
rider is called Faithful and True. With
justice He judges and makes war … And I saw an angel … who cried out
in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, 'come gather together
for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings,
generals, and mighty men … and the flesh of all people' … Then I saw
the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to
make war against the rider on the white horse and His army.
But the beast was captured, and together with him the false prophet
… were thrown alive into the lake of burning sulfur.
The rest of them were killed by the sword that came out of the
mouth of the rider on the white horse (Revelation 19:11 - 21)."
At this point the history
of war and terror ends. It
will reappear for a brief time a thousand years later (Revelation 20:7 -
10) but until then, this age ends with the last great war.
Like a fire exploding from His mouth, Jesus will merely speak the
word and a satanic inspired humanity will fall in defeat.
Like the Muslim
Fundamentalist, I view our Christian holy book as literal as possible.
If it says Jesus will return to earth to put an end to war I
believe He will do just that. A
sufficient number of Biblical prophecies have already been fulfilled to
cause me to believe the rest will be fulfilled as well.
Fundamentalist Extremist, I do not use force to prepare the way for my
Messiah's return because Jesus told us not to do so (John 18:36).
Jesus alone will fight the last battle, while we stand by in the
clouds and cheer Him on.
When it comes to any
world wide event, like
If our western world
leaders would have understood who the ultimate terrorist is, there might
not be an