Originally posted by FabianFnas
Do I misunderstand you here? Do you condemn or do you accept these christian killings in the Central African Republic?
I do not know too much about the specific group. However names like "The Lord's Resistence Army" or "Christian Militia" are often used.
It doesn't shock me at all to hear that some band of violent people lifted the banner of "Christian" this or that over their agenda.
Further: Are you fine with people using the word Christian to legitimize terrorist acts like these?
No. But it is an unavoidable and oft repeated occurrence.
The worst things to occur on the earth will have the banner "Christian" waved over them. This is not a statement of the unreliability of the teaching of Jesus. This is a statement on the depravity of man to seize upon what is holy and righteous and of God to give credence and sacredness to their own completely worldly programs.
What would you expect ? Which sounds better - "The Devil's Resistance Army"
or "The Lord's Resistance Army" ?
The latter of course. You rally people behind what sounds like the highest, the most noble, the most morally upstanding sounding.
Aren't you upset at all by killing people with the bible in one hand and the machete in the other hand? I would be furious if someone would immaculate everything that I stand for. Wouldn't you?
I do not know much about it. However if I were to get furious about it in the sense that they will never be accountable to a Righteous Judge, then I might become LIKE them.
"The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God." (James 1:20)
I don't like the Bible in one hand and the killing weapon in the other.
But if I give in to being "furious" I'll soon be acting in some vigilante group in the same way.
Ie. "Furious Christians Running Around Stamping Out Evil For Jesus !"
You rather shoot at the messenger than the message.
Only with the Gospel Gun.