Many people of foreign non-Christian lands suffer greatly; why does God allow this? Hasn’t Christianity been the cause of many wars?
These two particular types of questions are used by many who flat refuse Christ as Savior also. They are also used to try and put Christianity in a bad historical light, as a slur against God and His Christ.
But no problem, they’re easy to answer.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The whole reason why the flesh age exists which we live in today, is for battle. That’s right, “battle”, a spiritual battle. So where is that battle? Within the mind and heart. Ideas are much more powerful than all the weapons of the world friends. Those who live a ‘carnal’ life of the flesh can’t understand this. Their ‘mind’ is easily swayed by the ideas and thoughts of the flesh world. They haven’t the ‘mind of Christ’, so their faith is misplaced by ideas of men, traditions, old customs handed down by flesh ancestors and not from Yehovah.
2 Cor 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
There still may be some small areas of the world which have not yet heard The Gospel of Christ, but in my opinion, the majority have heard, or are now having the opportunity to hear. I believe the communication technology age is bringing the last stages of heralding The Gospel of Christ to those few which missed the chance. Yet in many cases of peoples of foreign lands who accepted Christ after hearing, they began to pollute Christian Doctrine by blending many of their old pagan practices in with Christianity. In one particular case in Africa, taken from a news source recently, blood sacrifice ritual was added with the Communion Table of Christ. The old customs and traditions of those tribal peoples were just too strong in their minds still. So Whom they once received, they polluted among themselves.
No doubt, some deceiver, pushing ‘ideas’ of Satan is causing many peoples to stray away from Christ after once hearing with ‘faith’. That’s why ‘ideas’ are the most potent weapon, The Word of God being The most Powerful Spiritual Sword. Those who listen to the mind of the world, The Gospel is hidden to them.
The Western Christian Nations were set up by God for His Gospel to be taught and heard abundantly, with no danger of censorship. That is what our Constitutional right for freedom of religion was purposed for; to keep The Word in the mind of God’s People. In other words, Christ has been a ‘tradition’ and ‘custom’ of the Western Christian nations, much as paganism has been a tradition in other lands. But those whose minds are blinded to Christ who live amongst us today, cannot, and will not be able to see that Truth. Since their minds are carnal, and follow flesh ways, the ideas of flesh are what they must heed. And those ideas today among us are especially against Christ.
My Lost Tribes studies give reasons by our Father for their split and captivity out the lands He gave them, for the same reasons that non-Christian nations suffer, in that they turned away from our Father, and unto the various systems of false worship in the world. Much of The Old Testament past Moses was about how God’s chosen turned away from Him, even after He promised them good things by following Him only. Leviticus 26, and many other Scriptures, were given as a warning by our Father. His chosen suffered those curses and were scattered. They are still scattered today, the main purpose being, after punishment to return to Him through Christ, and to include the Gentile who accepts Christ as Savior also.
And today, in the Western Christian nations, Christ is being turned against, even by some teachers in the public school system who throw student’s Bibles in the trash, calling It garbage. This outward war against Christianity, even by some of our own peoples of Christian heritage, is a sign that the ‘fulness of the Gentiles’ is almost complete and the ‘great apostasy’ is well on it’s way (Luke 21:24; Rom.11:25).
So the reason why many peoples of non-Christian lands suffer, is because of their leaders preventing the learning of God’s Ways through His Word Jesus Christ. It might surprise one in the Western nations that many in foreign lands ruled by atheistic governments have accepted Christ Jesus as their Savior. Christians in America are coming under these atheistic supra-international leaders that want to destroy Christ here also. Even when the Western Christian nations went to war in the past, they were all religious wars if one looks deeply enough. And that is because the ‘real’ battle during this flesh age has been a spiritual battle between the Power of Yehovah and His Christ against the powers of darkness (Lucifer). But those whose minds are ‘blinded’, cannot understand this, thus they wrongly battle against The Word of God.
This last battle during the flesh time is a spiritual war for control of your mind, through world ideas exercised by the ‘prince of this world’, Satan himself. Your weapon for this ‘last battle’ is not flesh armament, but the ‘whole armour of God’ which is The Gospel of Christ, Salvation, The Word of God (see Ephesians 6).