afredricks posted a comment · Nov 25, 2020
Thank you, Dr. Brown for your wise and calming words. It's so easy to get caught up in the anger. We can pray for justice and pray for the salvation of our enemies at the same time.
neptune posted a comment · Nov 24, 2020
Unfortunately, too many Christians seem to have a sentimental view of what it means to "love" our enemies—to them, it's all "sugar and spice and everything nice." ;) But in reality, many "imprecatory prayers" are found throughout Scripture, as explained by this article: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-imprecatory-psalms.html ||||| In a nutshell, while we are not to exact vengeance ourselves, sometimes it's appropriate to ask God to do it!
RAS posted a comment · Nov 23, 2020
Call down fire! No way! I want to see the earth open up and swallow them. Okay, not seriously. Not my will, but Thy will be done. All things will be resolved in their time, maybe sooner than you think, for it may be later than you think.
SteveW posted a comment · Nov 23, 2020
Swkh310, why do you think that anyone from what you have dubbed the "religious right" wish you any harm, I certainly do not. As misguided as those prayers were, they were no doubt directed at the wicked and not all those who do not belong to the "religious right" (whatever that means exactly). Care to explain yourself further?
Swkh310 posted a comment · Nov 22, 2020
I have disagreed with 99% of the “religious right” sine they first emerged in the mid 1970s. But, I would never hope or pray for their physical or spiritual harm.
SteveW posted a comment · Nov 22, 2020
No, we should not be calling down fire from heaven, as we are called to bless and not to curse. However, there isn't anything, per se, wrong with fire falling from heaven, as can be seen from Rev 11:5 "And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed". So, I recommend asking the Lord every day for Revelation 11 protection, and let Him decide when and if fire should fall!!
Wilebo posted a comment · Nov 22, 2020
"The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) identifes the impact of Saul/Paul on its history. Prayers were answered. “Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”” Luke 7:47