Can A Christian Support War?
MARCH 23, 2003
If you'll look at Jeremiah chapter 50 we're going to begin in verse 45. I want to speak today on the subject "Can a Christian Support War?" Can a Christian support war? I want to speak particularly today about the war against Iraq. You know, it's an interesting thing in scripture to notice that never is there said anything good in the Bible about Babylon. Babylon in the Bible is present day Iraq and Iran. At one time Iraq and Iran was one kingdom. It was one kingdom of Babylon. The kingdom of Babylon has always been associated in the word of God with evil.
As a matter of fact the scripture even tell us in the book of Daniel that the kingdom of Babylon is associated with Satan himself. Satan himself was described as a prince of the kingdom of Babylon. In fact it was in Babylon, the place where present day Baghdad is, where the Tower of Babel was erected. The Tower of Babel that was once judged by God because it was the beginning point for all false religions that have ever been in all the worlds. Now in Jeremiah 50:45 the scripture describes a judgment of God upon Babylon. "Therefore, hear the counsel of the Lord, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out; surely he will make their dwelling place desolate with them. At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles, and the cry is heard among the nations."
Certainly we have watched in recent days as the earth has trembled around Babylon. In Jeremiah 51:1 "Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in Leb Kamai, a destroying wind. And I will send winnowers to Babylon, who shall winnow her and empty her land. For in the day of doom they shall be against her all around. Against her let the archer ben his bow, and lift himself up against her in his armor. Do not spare her y ...
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