Friday, June 09, 2006

The Christian Wimp Factor

There I was, sitting in the office of two Christian men. The heated topic boiled down to one’s view of Christianity and how they saw Jesus as a man. They both subscribe to what I call the “wimp factor”. If someone sees a scripture like this, they might totally become a weak pacifist:

“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39

Can it really mean that we are not supposed to fight? Were these the words that came out of the lips of a man who threw moneychangers out of the temple with a whip? Absolutely! So does it mean that there is a contradiction in the Bible? Look at these:

"This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight' 1 Timothy 1:18

'Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air." 1 Corinthians 9:26

"No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier." 2 Timothy 2:4

"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." 1Timothy 6:12

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7

These words also came from the lips of Jesus in Luke 22:38

“Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” His disciples told him that they had two swords, and he let them know that it was sufficient."


So which Jesus do you follow? Is it the wimpy, cushy, marshmallow Jesus that just let’s people run all over him? Or is it the Warrior King Jesus who returns in Revelation 19 as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords? Will he turn his cheek to the Antichrist, or are his clothes dipped in the blood of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God? While Christians everywhere are snuggling up with the teddy bear Jesus, as for me and my household, we bow to the mighty Word of God.

What do you think?

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:10 AM

    WE SHOULD LEARN HOW TO REALLY PROTECT OURSELVES FOR THIS WORLD IS GETTING WORSE AND THE PEOPLE IN IT ARE STILL LOSING WHATS RIGHT. WE AS GOD'S PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DEFEND OURSELVES! FOR OUR PEOPLE CAME OUT OF EYGPT BUT DIDN'T THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEM SELFS? IF WE ALLOW THE ENEMY TO HURT US AT EVERY TURN THEN HOW ARE WE TO SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD AND SPEAK OF HIS POWER WHEN WE FLEE FROM FIGHTING THE RIGHT FIGHTS? WILL PEOPLE LISTEN TO THOSE WHO ARE FLEEING FROM ALL THINGS OVER JUST STANDING AROUND GETTING BEAT DOWN? nO THEY WILL NOT! WE ARE ALOUD TO PROTECT OURSELVES MY FRIENDS. IT IS NO SIN TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HARM. lET US HELP EACH OTHER ON EVERYTHING WE DO. FROM ERH (GWM)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Uhh....OK! So what does that mean?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I come in the name of Jesus by the power of the holy spirit...covered in His blood and walking the narrow path by grace through faith and sober minded.

    ReplyDelete