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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Mt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. Christ has to conquer a peace by overcoming the evil that is in the way of peace. Hence, to preach the gospel of purity and peace always arouses the opposition of the evil doer. Evil has to be put down before peace can prevail. Hence, while the great end that Christ proposes is peace, the immediate result of his coming, and of the preaching of the gospel, was opposition and bloodshed. But a sword. The only sword that Christ or his followers use in the conflict is the Sword of the Spirit, but the persecutor has in every age turned upon them the carnal sword. The sword is sent because persecutors use it upon the church.
Nakahiro's comment on 2013-12-23 18:51:28:
What a stupid statement Nora. Islam did not even exist like 400 years after the death of Christ.
Rohit's comment on 2013-10-21 15:31:35:
As evident from his last word,"it is finished",his purpose was indeed.We either let our saviour to die or tortured him to death.This is how He bring sword to earth or in other words this is how we let the sword to came in.
Above all,He is the light;emblem of peace & love.At the same time one has to have the faith, which ask for the courage.The act He was seeking when He was being crucified.
Nora's comment on 2013-02-18 15:49:57:
The sword Jesus is talking about is Islam, that will come on us all even in Jeremiah the sword thatís to come on all nations and evil, we all will be divided because of our family or so on converting to Islam or Muslims converting to Christianity. I and my Muslim husband are divided because of the sword Islam, so there will be no peace ever until the lord returns. Whatsoever no peace; Muslims are taking our families to Islam, while Muslims are coming to Christ. We are divided as we are in the last days, now all things are bad. We have all been turned from each other over wickedness, but thanks Jesus, as I myself was converting to Islam, but he called me out by dreams. Thank you Jesus for not giving me to their hands. Now the sword will be here growing up and up while Christianity will vanish. Thatís why Jesus sheep or a little flock, a manís own household will become his own enemies which Jesus said, and yes true, me and my kids are followers of Christ but my husband Muslim; so we are divided. Just like Muslims convert to Christ are divided with their families. All in Jesusí name for his name, but those who will hang until the end the same shall be saved amen. God bless.
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