reply to post by Leuan
Very interesting. I can agree with most of your post however saying he did not want to bring peace to the world is dishonest. If
I think you misunderstood me.
The "earth" or "world" Jesus was speaking about... was the materialistic world he arrived into 2000 years ago. He had no love for this materialistic
earth / world... and taught against being attached to it because it causes one to lose focus on God.
Remember, he encouraged his followers to focus on God and the hereafter... and not to be too attached to wealth this world has to offer.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart
will be also.
"Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
"For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God."
Indeed what the world exalts is an abomination to God.
Jesus never taught to make peace with a world like this. Because he identified it as a stumbling block to salvation.
Yes, without a doubt, he will bring peace to the earth someday. But not a secular, "everything goes" kind of peace, but a righteous kind of peace
that God would want.
edit on 29-1-2013 by sk0rpi0n because: (no reason given)