Violent God, Nonviolent Jesus, Violent Christians

In browsing around, I came across this article from Ekklesia.co.uk.

I won’t comment too much, but I will agree that Jesus Christ as God calls His followers to love our enemies (Luke 6:27) and to live peaceably with all men (Romans 12:18).

However, it is blasphemy to teach that within Jesus is no violence. He is a righteous Judge, and one day those who have not accepted His free gift of salvation will own up to their unbelief.

Jesus said, “But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me” (Luke 19:27, NKJV). It is important to note that Luke reported both “love your enemies” and “those enemies of mine…slay them before me.”

Love does not nullify righteousness. Ample space is given for every man to repent and to accept Jesus Christ. Light is given to every man which comes into this world.

One day every person will own up to their unbelief, their rejection of the light God has given them, the true Light which is Jesus Christ. “And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15, NKJV).

Advocate peace. Promote love. Go good to your fellow man. Share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ. But do not pretend that in Jesus is no anger, no violence, no righteous indignation. To strip Jesus of these things is idolatrous. A christ created in your own mind is a false christ.

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