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Evangelism Part 3: Violence Series

Violence is an offense.

Violence is an offense about Nations against Nations that has twofold aspects. First, the Bible expresses countries against another country, people against people, and an intolerable act of the powerful against a weaker nation. Communism versus Freedom: People fear God, and those don’t.

God is the most powerful, and no one can deny His power and existence. The wicked can freely invade other territories, and God allows it for a reason. It does not give the wicked a reason to celebrate but to remind the occupied what they did wrong. There is no way that a righteous person will transgress another righteous being. There is no way that God will use a righteous person to do wicked things.

Many call God in need and forget about Him when things are going great. Some people ask for forgiveness when they have to do it. Conscience is a big part of this act. Many say that people without conscience do not show some remorse for what they do. Some people ask forgiveness before they even sin; we can call this an intentional act of a deceiver or a deliberate plan to sin. 

From civil government to houses of worship, corruption is a prevalent offense against society. This behavior of the leaders is already considered normal and even diagnosed as an incurable social illness. The sad part is that it influences the young mind and becomes a precedent for the future. Who can resist easy money and a happy life when there is evidence that they can get away with it? They forget that the only Judge is watching, and they cannot deny it because God does not lie with the testimony of the Son, the faithful witness. We can count on the angels, too.

Saints and Sinners are waging the battle for supremacy to get into the throne of righteousness. Saints claim righteousness in serving God, while the righteousness of the wicked is to continue the purpose of the great deceiver,  the world of sins, the world without love. They also called this world the kingdom. The great deceiver and his minion can also make miracles, prophecies, healing, and promises of luck toward gaining wealth.

Savagery, brutality, ferocity, cruelty, and controlling the mind of the weak to do disturbances, looting, fighting, and many other forms of cruelty to humans are caused by violence perfected by the Father of Lies and his followers. Violent behavior is the absence of fear or respect for our Almighty Creator. So why does God allow these things to happen when we faithfully believe He is controlling and, by just saying the word, can easily wipe out this violent behavior against humanity? 

Those who believe in God, our Father gave us free will,  but we are using this gift to help the enemies of faith to do their work without delay. The prince of the air rules this world, and we are considered the rebels of his kingdom. The wicked workers also know that humans are all sinners, which is their advantage to get us to fall quickly.

If violence or sinning is part of our nature, how can we get this out of our system? How can we fight our bodies? It seems like a losing battle. This world is God’s domain, temporarily given to the Father of lies to rule. We must continue to fight the good fight of faith and praise God for being the ultimate source of power and salvation in times of trouble. God will never leave us nor forsake us in times like the ones we are experiencing, which seem never-ending violence.

God is always working in our lives. He is faithful to His word and picks us up when we fall. And His mighty hands will hold us until we can stand still. He knows what we need, what we are going through, and the pain and suffering that sometimes we humans cannot bear.   If we are truly committed to Him, we must continue living by His Word. We will receive the word of God in due time and let our hearts speak with His heart in all circumstances. He will help us overcome all obstacles until we meet Him face to face.

The word of God says with assurance, as recorded in Psalm 46:5, “God is within her; she will not fall; God will help her at the break of day.”  God addresses this scripture to His church, which is us on earth and the City prepared for us in heaven.

“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.” “The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold [our refuge, our high tower].” Psalm 46:1011 (AMP).

Let us praise and worship our heavenly Father with these Psalms, which were written for guidance, meditation, and prayers. They worked for David, and they will work for us, too.

  1. Psalm 20:8 -Those nations will fall and collapse, but we will rise and stand firm.

2. Proverbs 24:16 states that though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again, but the wicked stumble into calamity.

3. Psalm 37:23-24- The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.

4. Psalm 63:7-8- You have been my help, and I will sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

5. Psalm 118:13-14- I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and song; he has become my salvation.

6. Psalm 145:14-16- The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. All eyes look to you in hope; you give them their food as needed. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.

7. Psalm 146:8- The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts those who are weighed down. This is because he loves the godly.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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