I just wanted to make a quick statement against the so-called "Christian" Militia group that the FBI took down this weekend (3/28/10). This group's claimed association with Christianity is a perversion. They have some kind of warped eschatology. There is no room in Christianity for physically attacking the police or the government. There is no place in Christianity for the forced conversion of Pagan's or Muslim's or any other people.
Now, it possible for a government to attack a Christian organization with false accusations of violence or rebellion. Indeed, it has happened in the past and is happening in the world today. But, that does not appear to be the case here.
Jesus pronounced the verdict for this case when he said, "Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." (Matthew 26:52)
Christians are to go into all the world to proclaim the gospel and teach those who believe. This will bring the change we desire or, at least, it will bring people to a point of decision. We may face the sword coming against us, but we will never use the sword in place of proclaiming the truth.
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