Monday, April 26, 2010

Eschatology and War

Some of the strongest support for war comes from the “End-times industry”. Part of the reason for this that they no longer believe in power of the gospel and the Holy Spirit to overcome evil. They teach that, despite the gospel, the power of evil will increase as history progresses. Evil will only be overcome when Jesus returns to conquer the world using force (a rod of iron).

The idea of Jesus using force to make people accept his authority is a not only a distortion of the gospel, but it has dangerous consequence. If Christians believe that the only way for God to overcome evil is using brute force, then we should not be surprised if Christians want the United States to use force to overcome evil in this age.

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