Friday, October 24, 2003

pinions of buddy don: christchun soldjers

no doubt ye dun read bout this here genrull name of william boykin who lacks to dress up in his uniform n give talks to churches bout how our god is biggern thars n how tiz satan whos the real enemy n all he bleevs our soldjers needs to do thar killin in the name of jesus.

now this here blogs dun prooved whar i aint much of a eggspurt on innythang, but i have read the bible a few times n i cant figger sum thangs out bout christchun soldjers. sum of thar leaders lacks to ask, 'whut wood jesus do?' n they pertend lack thar doon jes that. only thang is, jesus dun had his chants to take over the worl by force whenever satan his ownself offert it to him. mayhap ye dun read bout it yer ownself, but ifn ye missed it or feel asleep in church the day they went over it, here tiz agin:

[Matthew 4:8-10] "Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."

now thays sum that mite say that dont proov nuthin. ye kin be a soldjer n carry guns n kill folk n all n still be a christchun. but that dont square hardly with summa them other thangs jesus sed n dun. he sed ye wuz to luv yer naybor as yer ownself n that all folks is naybors n since folks dont generly lack to be killt, then how kin ye be doin rite ifn yer killin?

then thars that time in gethsemane, witch thatn seems to state it all:

[Matthew 26:46-53] "Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out [his] hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?"

thay cant be nuthin more preshus to inny christchun than jesus his ownself but when they cum to take him away, he woodnt have no soldjers fitin fer him. n he made that famus statement bout livin by the sword leads to dyin by it. he had more power than even the presdint of the united states with them leejuns of angels but he dint use em to stamp out evil or proov how his god wuz biggern innybidy elses god.

but thay is evil folk in the worl, folk who will do ye rong. n that seems purty gosh darn awful, but even thar, jesus give instruckshuns on whut ye wuz spozed to do:

[Matthew 18:21-35] "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took [him] by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."

heres a parabull bout two men that dies n gits up to judgment.

n one of em wuz a grate soldjer who had led campains agin evil n terror n all. n to his credit wuz the deaths of thousands of enemies who wuz trine to kill his christchun friens n take his christchun cuntry over n steal his christchun goods.

n tuthern wuz a meek n humble man, witch ye aint lackly to find them in no genrulls uniform. he wuz frum the same cuntry as the grate soldjer but he had dun refused to fite n hadnt killt nobidy.

n the judge of all ast the grate soldjer whuther he had luved his naybors, all his naybors, n the genrull sed he had, but the judge ast him bout them folks he had killt, n the grate soldjer sed thay wuz evil, n the judge ast dint he know thar wuz a judge of the worl to take care of them thats evil? n dint he have no faith that the judge of the worl could do his job? n wuz it the christchun thang to do to practice evil by killin his naybors in sted of luvin em? n the judge splained how the worl wuz a place of illushun n the only thangs that wuz real wuz the life of heaven or hell, n in heaven thay wuznt room fer folks that couldnt larn to luv thar enemies lack jesus taught em to do.

n fer tuthern thay wuz no questchuns on a counta he had dun larnt bout luvin his naybors n dyin for it by not bein willin to compromise his bleefs even when twuz hard on a counta bein attacked n all. n the humble man sed he had been scairt n wundered wuz he a coward n he had even prayed to have his fate lifted frum him, lack jesus dun three times in that garden, astin to have that cup tuck frum him. but he sed he dint thank twuz his place to judge who wuz evil n desurved to die n he sed twuz all he could do to forgive them that dun trespassed agin him.

n the judg of the worl wuz able to tell the true christchun.

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