THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO SEND PEACE ON EARTH; I CAME NOT TO SEND PEACE BUT A SWORD!
SPOKEN BY JESUS IN MATTHEW 10:34
PRETTY SHOCKING FOR THOSE WHO THINK JESUS CAME TO BRING PEACE AND LOVE AMONG ALL PEOPLES IN THIS AGE.
NO, THE TRUTH IS, IN THIS AGE, UNTIL JESUS RETURNS, THERE WILL BE NO PEACE, AND THE CHRISTIAN WILL COME UNDER FIRE, MORE AND MORE AS TIME GOES ON TO THE END OF THIS AGE.
WE ALREADY SEE IN OUR WESTERN NATIONS THAT PEOPLE WHO STAND UP FOR THE LAWS OF GOD, ARE CONSIDERED NARROW MINDED, BIGOTS, HATEFUL, AND JUST "OUT-OF-STEP" WITH REALITY.
IF YOU ARE AGAINST ABORTION ON DEMAND, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, "GAY" RIGHTS OR "TRANSGENDER" RIGHTS, YOU ARE UNLOVING, EVEN HATEFUL.
THE WORLD IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE SECULAR; ESPECIALLY OUR WESTERN WORLD, AND THE BIBLE LESS AND LESS IMPORTANT AS LEADERS PUSH IT TO ONE SIDE; TO BE SURE MORE AND MORE YOUNG POLITICAL LEADERS HAVE NEVER READ ONE WORD OF THE BIBLE.
IN ONCE WORKED FOR A YOUNG MAN ABOUT AGE 30. NOW AND AGAIN HE ASK ME ABOUT MY RELIGION; NOW AND AGAIN A SPECIFIC QUESTION. I ONCE ANSWERED, "WELL THE BIBLE SAYS......" HE REPLIED, "WELL KEITH, I'VE NEVER READ ONE WORD OF THE BIBLE."
I THOUGHT WOW....... INDEED WE HAVE RAISED A WHOLE GENERATION OF KIDS WHO HAVE NEVER READ ONE WORD OF THE BIBLE. IT HIT ME BACK THEN LIKE A BRICK WALL CRASHING DOWN ON ME.
TODAY RIGHT AND GOOD IS CALLED EVIL, AND EVIL IS CALLED GOOD!!
IN THIS AGE THIS IS WHAT JESUS TAUGHT:
"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own house. He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves sons or daughters more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that takes not his cross and follows not after me, is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall loose it; and he that looses his life for my sake, shall find it. He that receives you receives me, and that receives me receives him that sent me" (Matthew 10:35-40).
FURTHER JESUS SAID:
"Beware of men, for they shall deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in the synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake..... And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: BUT HE THAT ENDURES TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED" (MATTHEW 10:17-22).
WOW.....QUITE THE STRAIGHT UP, CARDS ON THE TABLE, WORDS FROM JESUS TO HIS DISCIPLES.
MANY THINGS IN THE GOSPELS ARE CONTRARY TO MANY THINGS YOU'VE HEARD WRONG FROM THE CHURCHES.
YOU NEED TO HAVE A "RED-LETTER" NEW TESTAMENT, AND READ ALL THE WORDS OF CHRIST.
I HAD A RED-LETTER NEW TESTAMENT AS A KID GROWING UP, AND IT WAS SO EASY TO READ AND COME TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT JESUS TAUGHT. I WELL REMEMBER READING SOME OF THE WORDS OF JESUS BEFORE I FELL ASLEEP; IT WAS KINDA A RITUAL WITH ME. JESUS DID NOT USE BIG FANCY WORDS - HIS WORDS WERE SIMPLE TO - AS WE SAY, PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND TO THE POINT.