Jesus Christ: I Came Not To Send Peace, But A Sword
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
The Bible is to be used to guide us in all areas of life, so when you look at the fact Jesus clearly stated that He didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword, it means that truth needs to be applied to how we view things and live out our lives.
Whenever we embrace, live out, and speak the truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, it will always bring about resistance or opposition from friends, family, and foes.
No matter how much we want it to be otherwise, standing for Jesus and the truth will result in hate in many of those we interact with. On the positive side, it also lets us know who it is that is on our side.
So when someone gives the appearance of offering us an olive branch, the first thing to understand is what they’re really doing is attempting to manipulate us into conforming to their lies for the alleged purpose of making peace with us.
Pretending to offer us peace is just another way of making what appears to be a legitimate attempt to narrow the divide, into a disguised threat; in other words, if we want to get along we better go along with them.
It doesn’t matter what area of life it is. It could be politics, making films, offering us government contracts, and a plethora of other things. The point is, they offer us something, expecting in return that we’ll compromise and sell out what we believe for a false peace.
The only peace the left wants is their foot on our necks and a boot in our face. What we’ll teach them is the only result of any peace offers and negotiations is their unconditional surrender to Jesus Christ and His kingdom.