ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC

Can a Christian use deadly force? Monday May 12th, 2003

Too often, we seem to forget that it is the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, not the Father or the Son or the Holy Ghost. We seem to forget that it is not just Jesus, the God of the New Testament, but Jesus the God of the Old Testament as well. We forget that When God said "Let us make man in Our image" it was God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost that made up the Us. And since we today seem to only want to think of Jesus, as the God of Love, Which He is, we tend to ignore Jesus the God who destroyed Sodom, Gomorrah and the villages of the plain. We some how want to forget that it was Jesus who destroyed everyone but Noah, Noah's son and Noah and Noah's sons wives.

When we eliminate or replace the God of the Old Testament, we conveniently ignore Jesus' rules as well. Which brings us to a real dilemma. For as we see in Acts Chapters four and five, man's laws and God's laws are not always the same thing, at times we must decide who to obey, the law of man or the law of God.

Let me give you an example; let's say that one day after work, as you are about to enter your house, you hear strange noises coming from inside. You look in a window and see four real bad men terrorizing your wife. What they are about to do to her is not something to be described here, but it is bad. Your hunting rifle is back in your car, as is a full box of ammo. What are you going to do?

Man's law tells you that you should go to the nearest phone and call the police. But what does God's law tell you to do?

In Acts chapter four John and Peter said: Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. John and Peter choose to obey God's law.

In Matthew chapter six, Jesus tells us: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. And in Matthew chapter ten the Lord warns us: Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear God which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Like John and Peter, I would do as the Lord God creator of the universe orders, but, what about you? Would you obey the laws of man and call the police? Or would you obey God?

Lord God Creator of all things, we, the people of the USA, give Thee thanks for giving us the second chance we do not deserve. We thank Thee Lord for our brave troops who are at this very instant freeing and liberating people through out the kingdom of satan. Amen. And Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them before they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil left by Saul. Touch the Presidents heart Lord, lead him in a direction to send evangelist to our troops, give him the strength Lord to serve You, to use his office, that You have entrusted him with, as Commander in Chief to authorize and send solid evangelical Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian evangelist preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.

All Scripture is quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.

God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.


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