Many today are trying to equate Evangelical Christians with Islamic terrorists. They often point to passages in the Old Testament where God commands His people to kill the Canaanites. 'See, your God is just like Allah and you people are just as bad as the Muslims,' they say. But do such passages justify a Christian jihad against Muslims and other enemies of Christ?
This sermon examines Israel's slaughter of the Canaanites and shows why God commanded so many to be put to death in the Old Testament? We also show how such passages can never be used to justify physical aggression against our spiritual enemies. Finally, an appeal is made to come to the incomparable Christ for life and love.
A video address has also been prepared in a format which will appeal to unbelievers.
A well presented and equipped sermon! Notes taken:
Christ's kingdom -not of this world
Christ's kingdom -purely spiritual
Our warfare -is to be spiritual
The world is not spiritual
The battlefield -The mind
Our weapon -The armor of God
Our victory -in Christ Jesus alone -The Mighty Warrior!
juana velasquez (3/7/2010)
Great Sermon! Praise be the Lord for the understanding of thy scriptures that gives to his servants,for HE aloud my children and I to hear this so important topic today in our home may the Lord continue guiding you in the true of his gospel amen.
from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, En
Great Sermon! Refreshing.
from Kyoto, Japan
Great Sermon! Reassuring teaching on both God's plan as it unfolds and his judgment and mercy. It all makes sense, and is well stated. The slides help those who do not have English as their native language.
Sam Fraser (11/16/2006)
from Reading, UK
All questions answered Other faiths often point to Jerico as an example of what they call "the Christian God's aggressiveness". This is a powerful sermon! that will give you good answers to give to those who try to discredit the Christian faith in this way.
Scott McMahan (11/14/2006)
True Christianity People who are not Christians may find this sermon because of its topic. This is a treatment of the question about why the Bible instructed the children of Israel to kill people in the promised land, and a very good answer to this troubling question. It's worth listening to in order to better understand the Bible and what Christians believe. Especially near the end, Pastor Murray points out the beliefs of true Christianity and how different they are from other religions, and even other branches of Christianity. And why true, Bible-believing Christianity is a force for good in the world.
Awe inspiring and convicting! WOW! Thank you Pastor Murray for this inspiring and convicting sermon! The mission of the Church is to love! Our weapons are NOT carnal but spiritual!
David Murray served as the Pastor of Lochcarron Free Church of Scotland from 1995 to 2000, and then of Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (continuing) from 2000 to 2007. In August 2007 he accepted a call to be the Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan...