Leading a quiet and peaceable life. Interesting. So one day I witness
an active-shooter taking human life because he's angry at the world
and everything is everyone else's fault, and we need to understand
his rage, right?
Then it dawns on me: I have the means (and the training) to do something
about this....and I will. I proceed to take his life in defense of self or others.
Now if that means I'm not "leading a quiet and peaceable life" then does it
mean I (somehow) violated Scripture? How about those who expected to go
home in one piece to their loved ones and continue leading a quiet and
What kind of a witness would I be if I had the presense of mind to stop this
dangerous murderer but didn't? My testimony (and the credibility of Christ)
would be forever tainted in the hearts and minds of those who observed.
I suppose some in the Body of Christ will argue that since they don't have the
same type and frequency of training that I do, that's a "sign" from the Lord that
they are to just go ahead and live that quiet and peaceable life.
Fine. No one say's you have to go sell your cloak and buy a sword.....
I know we were discussing the sodomite-anarchists and what they just did
by intimidating the couple who owned that bake shop into silence, thus
effectively silencing all Christians. Are we to interpret that to mean we are
to live a quiet and peaceable life when the world and the devil are just walking
all over us like that?
No sir, I DON'T hardly think so!
I reiterate Happy Christan's quote:
"No such thing as a quiet and peaceable life when we sit by and allow this kind
of stuff to go unchallenged...sorry, but it's true. I don't think the Lord is too happy
that we are accepting this kind of stuff. And, really, by not challenging it, we are
Alot of Christian's today want to avoid conflict in any form (including verbal debates)
because they think it's "unChristian", and Jesus calls us to peace at all times. They
seem to believe that conflict in any form makes for a bad witness to the unsaved,
and it might turn them off to the message of the Gospel. Then they die in their sin,
and go to hell and their blood will be on our hands, correct?
Am I suggesting that we go out of our way and create conflict with the unsaved?
Absolutely not! What if conflict comes to you, how are you going to handle it? By
apologizing for your faith so as to not rile them up any further, in order to hopefully
win them to Jesus down the road?
I've had enough!