Saturday, 24 October 2015

War is an Indictment of Humanity itself

Many in the modern Church think that war is Biblical. Nothing could be more deceptive than that. War is a manifestation of the falleness of humanity. It is an indictment against proud, self-righteous humanity, which thinks itself entitled to murder people who do not make provision for its pursuits of its self-interests.

War waged by humans, (not by God) is not holy in the eyes of God, for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God (James 1:20):

But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight (1 Chronicles 22:8).

But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood
(1 Chronicles 28:3).

My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war
(Psalm 120:6-7).