May the LORD, my rock, be praised, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare. Psalm 144;1
He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, Psalm 18; 34
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Corinthian 10; 4
No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter. 2 Timothy 2: 4
Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
As Christians we should have the heart Chris Kyle in protecting our own and defeating the enemy. In his book, the American Snipper he went into great detail about life in Iraq where he serve four tours as a sniper. According to him, the Iraq terrorists were
radical fanatic savage, despicable evil, and most of them were high on drugs before going into battle and would not hesitate kill you hiding behind children to do their dirty deeds. Even playing dead was their tricks one to kill the enemy throwing a grenade when they got closer. Mothers using their children to kill infidel Their aim life were to convert people to their radical views. Those did not they had no qualms in termination you. Killing them was the only option.
He killed the bad guys to protect his fellow comrades took it very personal when they took one his own brothers,” Chris Kyle utters these words, “People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But, I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever.” And keep the bad guys destroying the American way and keep them entering the land of the free. As he quoted, “I do not believe any of the kills I had during the war will be among them. Everyone I shot was evil. I had good cause on every shot. They all deserved to die.”
Chris strongly believes in the American way “I’ve lived the literal meaning of the “land of the free” and “home of the brave.” It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest.” The Apostle Paul uses the same analysis, “No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.”
He brought up with Christian values where his father was deacon in his local church, and mother was Sunday schoolteacher, and taught him the gospel. Is Chris perfect in his behavior, was he the ideal Christian, if swearing, getting into barroom brawl, a short temper, and not always supporting wife when she need it was the measuring instrument of being a Christian. Than all mankind would be in trouble and we would be without hope. Repenting, confessing, and believing in Jesus atoning work is the only way we will enter heaven gates. Chris wrote these words,” I am a strong Christian. Not a perfect one—not close. But, I strongly believe in God, Jesus, and the Bible. When I die, God is going to hold me accountable for everything I’ve done on earth. He may hold me back until last and run everybody else through the line, because it will take so long to go over all my sins. “Mr. Kyle, let’s go into the backroom. . . . Honestly, I don’t know what will really happen on Judgment Day. But, what I lean toward is that you know all of your sins, and God knows them all, and shame comes over you at the reality that He knows. I believe the fact that I’ve accepted Jesus as my savior will be my salvation. But in that backroom or whatever it is when God confronts me with my sins, I do not believe any of the kills I had during the war will be among them. Everyone I shot was evil. I had good cause on every shot. They all deserved to die.”
As follower of Jesus Christ I would love to see all come to faith in Jesus Christ and accept His atoning work. However, there’re lines that radical people that cross that is invisible lines. They are a threat to the world, and they cross the threshold were they’re annihilated all foams of religion if do not believe radical views they would not hesitate in putting you to death. An elder that lived in Holland during the Nazi occupation was graceful when the allied liberated them from the Nazi regime, and got on his knees and thank God when he was set free. Or when Bin Laden shot by Navy Seal Rob O’Neill’s three times in the head I rejoice because this SOB was no longer a threat to the world is now dead. Both the Old and New Testament wrote these words,
” Alexander the coppersmith did great harm to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works. Watch out for him yourself because he strongly opposed our words.
“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother and doesn’t listen to them even after they discipline him, his father and mother must take hold of him andbring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown. They will say to the elders of his city, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his city will stone him to death. You must purge the evil from you, and all Israel will hear and be afraid.” As follower of Christ our battle is not in the physical sphere but spiritual realm where the demons armed with cruel hate.
Does that means those who commit inexcusable crime in the name of cause cannot be forgiving by Jesus Christ May never be Christ atones all sins Maybe these words written by Christ Himself, where utter these words,““ A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50. Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?” H.A. Ironside wrote these words,” God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God.”
For example, Susan Akins and Tex Watson who were responsible for butchering seven people. David Berowitz known as the Son Of Sam was responsible for shooting thirteen people and killing six them. Ted Bundy was responsible murdering thirty-six women and raping them before killing them. Jeffrey Dahmer was responsible committing rape, murder, and dismemberment 17 young boys and was charged with 15 murder.
All these men and women evidently repented and confess their sins and committed their lives to Jesus Christ. Even thou one was executed, one was murdered in prison, while another died in prison from a brain tumour, The other two will likely die in correctional institution because of result of their actions. Their sins will no longer be remember in heaven. As Bible states, “ For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing, and I will never again remember their sins.”
Tex Watson wrote,“ In the world when something is broken, it is set aside. But in the Kingdom of God, He sets aside the unbroken thing. It is the precious, broken thing that He uses to confound the wise and show the world His glory through vessels of clay.”
He rejects “legalistic Christianity,” where people are led to believe they can earn their salvation through their own good works, because right-standing with God is possible only through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Susan Akins wrote,” He lives every day reaching out to unbelievers with the grace of God and prays with believers to understand their awesome inheritance obtained through their union with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
He assured me then in the depths of my soul that “old things had passed away, behold all things have become new,” II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things are become new.” And was committed to follow the real Messiah. On her website, she has Matthew 3;; 8: Prove the way you live that you repent of your sins and turned to God.”
She was a model prisoner. She has been denied parole 17 times.
David Berowitz wrote, “I was involved in the occult and I got burned. I became a cruel killer and threw away my life as well as destroying the lives of others. Now, I have found that Christ is my answer and my hope. He broke the chains of sin, self-will, and depression that had me bound. He has turned me from a path leading to eternal damnation in the lake of fire O the blessed assurance of eternal life in heaven. God has miraculously transformed “Son of Sam ” into “Son of Hope.” He wants to perform the same kind of transformation in your heart and life today!”
He will not apply for parole for sake of the victims and believe they suffered enough, and believe the punishment is just and fair believe calling is in prison.
Jeff Dahmer wrote, ”If a person doesn’t think that there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed in the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing, and I’ve since come to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly God, and I believe that I, as well as everyone else, will be accountable to Him.”
The blood of Christ cleanses us from all sins, from gruesome stuff like cannibalism and murder to the most horrible ones like homosexuality. When we accept Christ, all our sins are washed away.”
Yet another example a former KGB intelligence officer named
Sergei Kourdakov who persecuted the church in Russia and was very good at job afflicted as much terror on the Christian church In his book called The Persecutor he wrote this account about girl named Natasha. “At last she gave in and began sobbing. When I was so exhausted I couldn’t raise my arm for even one more blow, and her backside was a mass of raw flesh, I pushed her off the table, and she collapsed on the floor.” It was the girl he was beating that later changed his life.
”As my arm was raised, I heard her words: ‘God, forgive this young man. Show him the true Way. Open his eyes and help him, dear God’. I was stunned. Why doesn’t she ask help for herself instead of me? She’s the one about to be finished off. I was angered that she, a nobody, would be praying for me, a leader of the Communist Youth League! In a flash of rage, I gripped my club tighter and prepared to smash it against her head. I was going to hit her with all my might, enough to kill her. I started to swing. Then the strangest thing happened. Someone grabbed my wrist and jerked it back. I was startled. It was hurting. It was not imaginary. It wasIf we believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God and that He came into this world and went to the cross of Calvary and died for our sins and rose again in order to justify us and to give us life anew and prepare us for heaven-if you really believe that, there is only one inevitable deduction, namely that He is entitled to the whole of our lives, without any limit whatsoever.”
I realized I was carrying a heavy psychological load, which I cannot explain. It was as if my heart had been replaced by a heavy rock, pressing me down. There was something very wrong with life, with me. But I told no one.” Sergei realized something in his life was wrong. He became a follower of Christ while living in Canada and wrote book The Persecutor wrote these words about The Persecutor And finally, to Natasha, whom I beat terribly and was willing to be beaten a third time for her faith, I want to say, Natasha, largely because of you, my life is now changed and I am a fellow Believer in Christ with you. I have a new life before me. God has forgiven me; I hope you can also. Thank you, Natasha, wherever you are. I will never, never forget you!”
On January 1, 1973, at the age of only twenty-two. Sergei was found dead in a hotel room. Shortly after publishing The Persecutor Sergei could not keep silent anymore.
Jesus and the apostle Paul uttered these words, “ Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Likely Paul than Saul recalled the stoning Of Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!”
Remember the apostle Paul also wrote these words,” Alexander the coppersmith did great harm to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works. Watch out for him yourself because he strongly opposed our words.”
Jesus wrote these words about the Scribes and Pharisees,”“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear, righteous to others, but within yo Furthermore He stated,” Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make one proselyte, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as fit for hell as you are!?
Back to Chris Kyle he simply was eradicating a threat that was a menace to the world like a surgeon removing a malignant growth from patient body to prevent from harming the body. Any religion that uses force to convert other is morally wrong God given humankind the know-how to chose.
Despite the catastrophes within the world affair, whether man made or natural causes. There is still a fact Jesus Christ willing sacrifice himself on the cross took ours sins and His Father wrath to reconcile us to God.
Those who follow Christ Jesus believe this is the only way to enter heaven gates. We also believe that prayer changes people not force.