An Argument against “Christian Armies” or Hammers of God

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Book excerpts- Generations of Antichrist; An Argument for the Sake of Heaven
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Exerpts-An Argument against “Christian Armies” or Hammers of God

In history there have actually been many who have taken the position of Christian Imperialism. I am relating this of course to your “Joels Army”- the very quickly morphing US Military. If and this is if the position of some of your writing is taken literally i.e. the “superhuman nature of your *many membered man+ it needs much clarification.

“Tommy Hicks had a prophecy where he claimed to have seen in a vision on July 25, 1961, that there would be a great anointed miracle army about to burst on the scene, healing multitudes and invulnerable to bullets and death. This unstoppable army would be miraculously transported from place
to place. This is clearly Manifest Sons of God teaching. Hick’s is making a rare occurrence with Philip a normal miracle for the Church. How does one get out of such a vision that has had not been fulfilled over the course of 40 years? The excuse is: It’s dependent on us, if it has not happened we are just not ready.
The whole impetus of this movement is dependent on man and the Church to over come and enforce Christ’s rule on the world. And to call Him back when they are ready.”

Bill Hamon says: “At that time the sons of God will be fully manifested on the earth. Widespread spiritual warfare will result with the Sons of God doing battle with Satan and company, the non-Christian nations of this world will also be defeated. Once the earth has been subdued, Jesus will come back to earth and be given the Kingdom that has been won for Him by this “manchild company.” (Prophets and the Prophetic Movement Bill Hamon).The Manifested Sons of God doctrine teaches that these immortal sons
will be sinless, having partaken of the divine nature. They will have every right to be called gods and will be called gods.”

Francis Frangipane: “All spiritual warfare is waged over one essential question: who will control reality on earth – heaven or hell? … We must see that our prayers, attitudes and agreement with God as an integral Part of establishing the reality of the kingdom of God on earth!” (Mainstream. Spring 1994, p.
10.)

“The Church is the feet of Jesus. God promised Jesus ‘I will train your feet, and use them to tread down and crush your enemies.” (Francis Frangipane, Charisma magazine July 1993)”

“Jack Deere speaks of an invincible army. He says, “…they won’t be able to kill this army.” John Wimber also stated, “those in this army will have the ‘kind of anointing … his kind of power … anyone who wants
to harm them must die”.

All of these quotes were taken from “Let Us Reason Ministries” inc. Clustered together they certainly add teeth to “spiritual warfare”.

If the last argument has any bearing, it negates the entirety of this concept in itself.
Historically however it is not without precedent. When the Vandals attacked Greece they destroyed all the Iconography (they were Arian Christian) and hence we have the word vandalism.

The Knights Templar and the Crusaders remembered nobly in their skirmishes with Salaadin. Their inheritors are remembered today by both Jews and Muslims alike as the ones who turned the city of
Jerusalem’s sewer piping to dump on and in Mount MariYah. “The Muslim historian Mujir al-Din, reporting when ‘Umar reached the old ruined gates of the Temple, he was horrified to see the filth and excrement, “which was then all about the holy sanctuary, had settled on the steps of the gates so that it
even came out into the streets in which the gate opened”. He claimed that they called Anastasis al-Qumamah, “the Dungheap,” in retaliation for the policy of the Christians on the Temple Mount9.”
Although not known by most Christians when we bring up the Temple in “mixed” company it is one of the first things that come to their mind.

 “Genghis Khan had called himself “The Scourge of God,” believing, as his great seal declared him to be, “The power of God on Earth; the Emperor of Mankind.” In spite of his frightful behavior towards his
fellow men, he constantly affirmed that he believed in one God whose will he was carrying out. His yasa or code of laws regulating Mongol life began with the statement: “It is ordered to believe that there is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who alone gives life and death, riches and poverty as
pleasures Him-and who has over everything an absolute power.”

The influence of the Christianity of the Keraits, Genghis’ strongest tribe, is without a doubt apparent in this statement with its witness to the sovereign God of creation and providence. The next rule of the yasa
shows his sense of religious toleration, a mark of all the Khans. “Leaders of a religion, preachers, monks, persons who are dedicated to religious practice, the criers of mosques, physicians and undertakers are to be freed from public taxes and charges.10”

Ghengis Khan sent 20,000 cavalry to attack Russia. They were engaged by an army 80,000 strong and crushed them. The feat has no equal in military history. This Khan was only stopped by the request of Pope Leo who it seems he respected.

In short Christian Armies have not fared well throughout history. The largest use has traditionally been “Christian to Christian” hostilities. This is also what you seem to be proposing. Have we learned nothing in two thousand years? I ask you if God rains on the just and unjust alike [He sends His Blessings on all], and” He so loved the world He sent His only Begotten Son” for us, whom did not the Apostle say were at enmity with God?
If we propose Imperialism and impose our own “Sharia” i.e. every knee will bow “or else”, do we honor God? We were not born Christian, we are born-again. The imposition of martial force negates the validity of the new birth from that point on. Is coercion to be viewed as conversion? [See chapter Civil Affairs].

9 The Persian conquest of Jerusalem in 614CE compared with Islamic conquest of 638CE. Its Messianic nature
and the role of the Jewish Exilarch By Ben Abrahamson and Joseph Katz

 10 BY FOOT TO CHINA Mission of The Church of the East, to 1400 By John M. L. Young Chairman Japan
Presbyterian Mission Missionary of Mission to the World of the Presbyterian Church in America

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