2. Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace-Part 2.pdf

NKJV (Isaiah 9: 6) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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In the previous section we have seen that politicians – who call themselves Christians – display a questionable and worldly behavior towards the persecuted Christians in the world. We saw that Christians can maintain peace by not being afraid and to believe in Jesus’ words.
Furthermore, the announcement of the promised Prince of Peace in the Old Testament was discussed.

In Jesus’ days it were not the Jewish leaders, but it was the Jewish people who understood that the long-awaited King had come.
They were delighted with the Messenger of peace from heaven:

NKJV (Luke 19:38) 38 (the people) saying: “‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

They realized very clearly, that Jesus came to them in the Name of God. (YHWH)
A large part of the Jewish people were alert to the coming of the Messiah, but not all:

NKJV (Luke 19:42) 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

But are also the current disciples of Jesus alert now and are all Christians awaiting Jesus’ 2nd coming? All Christians fortunately do believe in Jesus’ words, but only few look forward to the Second Coming or Parousia of the Christ.
There are therefore few Christians who experience Christianity as it is intended.

NKJV (Luke 13:24) 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

The theme of this article is; The unique teachings of Jesus about inner peace and the age of the Prince of Peace on the new earth.

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1. Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace-Part 1.pdf

NKJV (Isaiah 9: 6) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Christians all around the world are being taught to be peaceful.
For many Christians in this world, however, peace has been violently disturbed.
In the Middle East and in large parts of Africa, Christians are terribly persecuted, tortured and killed, mainly by Muslims.
Unfortunately, there are politicians who weaken and distort the gross crimes against Christians:
https://berliner-express.com/2019/04/maas-christen-muessen-mit-anschlaegen-leben/

It is clear that Islam has been assigned the exclusive victim role of the manipulated media, education and politics and there is little attention for Christians.
How is it possible that politicians, who call themselves Christians, keep silent after the Islamic terror in Sri Lanka. That such politicians do not make their voice heard when their brothers and sisters are tortured and killed worldwide. And where young Christian women are abused.
These are the same politicians who kept quiet when so-called moderate Muslim groups were supported with millions of euros from ignorant citizens. Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria subsequently suffered badly from these groups.
What kind of Christians are those?

Such politicians will subsequently reply: “But we must love our neighbor?”
Never may doing good to a neighbor result, in Christians to suffer:

NKJV (1 Timothy 5: 8) 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NKJV (Galatians 6:10) 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Consider this too; Which Christian does not lock his door for the night or which Christian approves it as good to break into his house?

NKJV (Luke 12:39) Also consider this; Which Christian does not lock his door for the night or which Christian allowes his house to be broken into?

If the prevention of burglary is clear in these days, why then not protect – and send necessary help to – our Christian brothers and sisters worldwide?

NKJV (Matthew 25: 31-32, 35-41) 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats…. 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ 41 Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

These politicians, those who call themselves Christians, are a part of the world and act accordingly. In the way they speak with their unctuous but reprehensible words;
“We want to be tolerant, measures are not yet needed and we will pray for them.”
They appear fair on the outside, but are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness in their hearts. (Matthew 23:28)
Christians may not, under any excuse, commit themselves to such godless politics and thereby become part of that world. (John 17: 14-16) Becoming part of that world is a gross sin, through the indirect agreement with violence and injustice against Christians:

NKJV (1 John 3:10) 10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

The theme of this article is; Peace on earth is disappearing. How can Christians maintain peace?

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4. Youth; They want to mislead you!

Youth Part 4.pdf

An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.

Young Christian, are you only interested in your smart-phone and iPad?
Or are you aware of how young people are misled in this world?
Do you see through those, with their smoothed out face, who ‘say’ they care for young people? Today’s young people are promising, but certainly need Christian attention.

NKJV (Proverbs 14:15) 15 The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.

Can you distinguish word-artists with their word-games?

Some are adept at inventing contemptuous words for others whose thoughts and behavior they do not like, or whose ideas do not fit with their policies.
Especially (young) people who ponder, who critically follow the results of others, are not respected and are put away as conspiracy thinkers.
Christians have already been given the ‘label’ doom thinkers.
People who think traditionally are also called ‘populists’, a word that intentionally has been given a negative charge.
Populism – from the Latin word populus ‘people’ – is really nothing else, but opting for the interests of ‘the people’.

Jesus also suffered from such word-artists.
On a certain occasion they called him Beelzebub, or possessed by Beelzebub (= Satan):

NKJV (Matthew 12: 22-26) 22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” 25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

The theme of this article is how young people can protect themselves against deception, by structural practicing of Christian principles.

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