"Religion has caused more wars
than anything else in history."
It is true that man has
used religion for political gain. Nazi Germany had "God
with us" engraved in German on the belts of Nazi
soldiers. America said, "Praise the Lord and pass
the ammunition." The law may even allow you to
start the Christian Nazi Party, if you so desire. You
can become a "reverend" for a few dollars
through the tabloid classifieds and then further your
political agenda with the world’s blessing, no
matter how much it smears the name of Christ.
Jesus tells us in John 16:2,3
that there will be some who, in their error, commit
atrocities and murder in the name of God: "The
time is coming that whosoever kills you will think that
he does God service." However, He informs us that
these are not true believers: "And these things
will they do to you, because they have not known the
Father, nor me." (See also 1 John 3:15.)
Jesus told His followers
to love their enemies. So if a man puts a knife into
someone’s back in the name of Christianity, something
obviously isn’t right. If we human beings can
detect it, how much more will God? He will deal with
it on Judgment Day.
that the Lord is always on the side of right. But it
is my constant
anxiety and prayer that I—and this nation—should
be on the Lord’s side."