The Great Christian Revolution (VIII):Christianity and National Defence, Part V

V.  The Inheritance: The fifth point of a Biblical covenant is a program of inheritance: a lawful transition that mortal men need in order to extend their dominion over creation. 

    No wise and God-fearing nation would knowingly desire to stand in opposition to the Messiah’s omnipotent work by engaging in international conflicts and wars. Any nation that recognizes its true King, and obeys its true King, will liberate itself from the enslaving doctrines of international power politics and international wars. One day,“the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever” (Rev. 11:15). GodGodliness and national obedience are by far the strongest defence for any country. 1

    Wars between nations indicate the presence of ungodliness with at least one party. Wars will not last forever. The Old Testament experience shows that Israel when it obeyed God, was under God’s protection even when attacked. This had been the promise of God, for He had said “the Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you…so all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the Name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of you…the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, to observe them carefully” (Deut.28:7,10,13-14).

    The Bible’s promise, is “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Ps.33:12). Lev. 26:6 informs us that when a nation keeps God’s law, “the sword shall not go through your land.” If nations will walk in the light of the gospel, the promises of Isaiah 2:1-4 will eventuate, and the nations will indeed, “hammer their swords into plowshares.”


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    1.Selbrede, M., “National Defence and the Bible,” Chalcedon Foundation website, 2009.

 

 

 

 

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