Born Again Believers Are Wrong to Support Eye for An Eye Retribution
Israel’s eye for an eye response to the latest attack against their land must not be supported by professed Christians or Born Again believers.
Israel’s eye for an eye response to the latest attack against their land must not be supported by professed Christians or Born Again believers. Remember, Israel remains under judgement of the Laws of the Ten Commandments and ordinances because they have not accepted by faith, the grace of the Massiah given by Jesus Christ.
Even though Jesus was born of the Jewish persuasion, this does not mean believers of Christ have an obligation to support the current Jewish state. In fact, the scripture says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).
Paul spoke these words to the believers who had fallen from grace and back into the debt of the law. He says, “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” Galatians 5:4.
No believer of Christ should condone the violence being committed by the Israeli state against the citizens of Gaza, regardless of what prophesies of the Old Testament says. Yes, God promised to protect Israel against her enemies during those time but Israel remains under the Law. Christians are not under the Law.
Jesus said: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:38, 39.
In essence, believers of Christ and the new covenant should resist violence and all reactionary retribution against their enemies and turn the other cheek in any given situation; whether against a neighbor, a nation, or an enemy. We cannot fall under the curse of the law but stay in the faith of Jesus Christ, otherwise you are none of His.
If Christians observes any parts of the Law, they are surely cursed under those same laws. The scripture says, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: The just shall live by faith” (Gal. 3:10, 11).
Too many evangelical theologians are caught between the New and the Old Testaments and cannot discern to which side they belong. They are too politically entangled with the carnal knowledge of the world that they have left off the righteousness of the words of Christ and are following after the curse of the vengeance and violence that was once acceptable in the Old Testament.
Murder is still murder and disobedience to God remains a sin against Him.
“And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.” Luke 5:37, 38.