When We Go To War
There are times that it is appropriate for Christians to go to war. Of course, I am referring to spiritual warfare. We wake up every day in the middle of a battlefield, where the enemy is relentless and shrewd. If we aren’t careful, aware, and diligent, we will fall prey to the enemies schemes.
As I said on Sunday there are three areas that not only take us to war, but war with our brothers and sisters. As Joshua and Phenehas did, we are to confront sin when it rears its ugly head. The three actions are: immorality, idolatry, and false teaching. It is important to qualify something here.
We go to war with brothers and sister, only when there is known sin, and the brother/sister is unrepentant. We don’t abandon love, grace, and forgiveness. Rather, they are some of our greatest weapons. God’s character of love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness are never diminished as he displays his judgement. Rather his judgment is a tool to correct and discipline his children, upon which they are offered grace and mercy through repentance and confession.
Therefore, we, His children, are to emulate the same behavior, and walk in the power of our risen savior. Then we will see sin confronted and brother/sisters cared for. Christians are more a peace keeping force. We offer peace and a family, and when conflict arises, we confront it with the hope of reconciliation. Iam just saying,,, We