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Christ the Warrior


Given this line of the Gospel, I wonder if the common conception of Jesus Christ is wrong:

Do you think that I came to bring peace on earth? Not at all, I tell you, but rather division!

That’s J.C. speaking, in Luke 12:51.

Why are so many Christians, pseudo-Christians, and political Christians so focused on achieving Peace on Earth?

I am so very far from an expert on this sort of thing that I risk embarrassing myself. But wasn’t Christ’s mission to bring people to G-d, where they will find everlasting life and eternal peace?

Working on that mission would certainly not lead to peace on earth. It’s just not reasonable to expect humans to surrender the worldly power in the face of such a lofty promise.

Christ’s message is an attack on the world we live in. The Prince of Peace seems to be a warrior unafraid of engaging battle and instigating the inevitable bloodshed that follows when men are divided.