Another Side to Jesus

jesus_113-ride-in-on-white-horsePerhaps you watched the two part series on Fox about Robert O’Neill, the man who killed Osama Bin Laden.  It was a moving story of one of our top soldiers risking his life for the sake of the country he loved.

 

Here’s the question:  Was O’Neill an agent of God’s justice?   I believe Paul answered this question in his letter to the Romans:

 

“For government is God’s servant for your good.  But if you do wrong, be afraid, for it does not carry the sword for no reason.  For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one whodoes wrong” (Romans 13:4).

 

Related to Paul’s words, I shared these thoughts in my Life Essentials Study BibleIn conjunction withPrinciple #25:

 

Paul was not using the phrase “God’s servant” here in the same way he used it of himself, of church leaders, and of all Christ-followers…Nevertheless, God has established government to be His servant to all people in all places at all times.  This servant role applies to those who occupy positions of leadership as well as to the government structures themselves.  So these leaders, pagan though they may be, become God’s servants to maintain law and order in a sinful world that would deteriorate into chaos without this divine plan.  Therefore, as Christians, we are to submit to them since they have authority delegated from God Himself.

 

Here’s another thought about justice and on Navy Seals. (continue)


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