Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bible Contradictions?

Back to: openyourmind786:
The Issue:MT 10:34, LK 12:49-53 Jesus has come to bring a sword, fire, and division--not peace.JN 16:33 Jesus says: "In me you have peace."
The Answer:
MT 10:34 "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth." Christ has to conquer a peace by overcoming the evil that is in the way of peace. Hence, to preach the gospel of purity and peace always arouses the opposition of the evil doer. Evil has to be put down before peace can prevail. Hence, while the great end that Christ proposes is peace, the immediate result of his coming, and of the preaching of the gospel, was opposition and bloodshed. (Ref: The Peoples' New Testament With Notes, by B.W. Johnson, Gospel Advocate Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1975.) --dc

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