Warefare and the Word
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Freedom is Never Free
Often we hear that all war is wrong. Wrong for the defenders as well as for the aggressors. That war is wrong even when waged with the sincere purpose of defending the innocent and restraining evil. Yet much of the religious and political freedoms, which we take for granted today, were won through wars approved of by the churches of those days.
The Battle of Tours
If the people of Europe had not resisted the Islamic invasions of the Moors and the Turks, then Europe would have been conquered. What is today called Europe could be Eurabia. Islam would have replaced Christianity and the mission-sending base from where the Faith was communicated to us. Recent history would be completely unrecognizable had Charles Martel, the Hammer, not rallied the fighting men of Europe on the plains of Portiers in the Battle of Tours.
WHEN is it RIGHT to FIGHT?
Self-Defence is Mandated in God's Law
The Law of God is clear: "If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no quilt for his bloodshed." Exodus 22:2. The Law of God establishes the basic right of self-defence. Any person is justified in defending himself, or his family, whenever they are attacked, or their lives are in danger. Any weapon is permissible for use in self-defence. The Law of God does not say that the homeowner is guilty if he uses a sword, but innocent if he uses a club! The issue is not one of weapons, tools, but the right and duty of self-defence.
Lessons from God's Creatures
It is noticeable that God has provided His creatures with weapons. Almost every animal has some means of defence, for flight, or fight, or means of camouflage, to defend themselves and their loved ones. God has equipped His creatures with claws, talons, teeth, horns, hooves and tusks. How can it be that the Creator has provided His Creation with weapons and with the instinct to protect their lives and their young, but Bible-believing, born-again, Spirit-filled, names written in the Lambs' Book of Life, believers, are expected to instead be pacifist doormats, like salt that has lost its saltiness, good for nothing, but to be thrown outside and trampled underfoot!
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Atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima, 6 August 1945 and Nagasaki, 9 August 1945.
Suspicion Over 70th Anniversary Events in Japan
What led to this researched article and presentation, for which there are video and audio links, was when my youngest son, Calvin, was to join the Scouts Jamboree (an international, every four year, event), in Japan, August 2015. I was immediately suspicious that they were going to use this International Scout Jamboree event for some anti-American propaganda concerning the A-bomb which everyone knew was essential to end WW2 and to save both America and Japanese lives.
The Facts Can Really Ruin a Good Story
That was why I poured myself into research and was astounded to find that all America’s top military leaders, at the time, opposed it! I am not politically correct, I have never been part of the social justice warriors. I am not part of a “we hate America” movement. I have written many pro-American articles, countered much of the anti-American rhetoric of the left, in camps, courses, on radio, on TV, at public meetings, in schools, in colleges, in debate, for over 40 years. That is why American patriots like Dr. James Kennedy had me regularly on his radio programme, TV programme and in his pulpit.
The Battle to Understand History
I do not support socialists like Chomsky. However, even a stopped clock can be right twice a day. For this reason, I occasionally even quote Karl Marx. Marx said that the first battlefield is the re-writing of history, his disciples have been super busy doing that.