What biblical authority do we as Christians have to be armed and ready

What biblical authority do we as Christians have to be armed and ready

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    John Betancourt
    Ecclesiastes 3:3 A time to KILL, and a time to HEAL, A time to BREAK DOWN, and a time to BUILD UP.
    Exodus 20: 13 You shall not MURDER…
    Hebrew: Rashach means “to murder.” The Hebrew term can in no way be interpreted as killing in general. It is clearly understood to mean taking life with unjust cause. If it were to mean killing in general there would be a great difficulty in coming to terms with the fact that God called the Jews to war on numerous occasions. The OT recognizes the distinction of premeditated murder. God even provided three cities of refuge for people who had been cleared of guilt for having caused unintentional loss of life. The prophets use rashach to describe the effects of injustice and lawlessness in Israel.
    Hosea 4:2 There is swearing, lying, MURDER, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
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    John Betancourt
    Greek: anthropoktonos. “manslayer.”
    John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a MANSLAYER (anhropoktonos) from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth.
    1 John 3:15 Everyone who hates his brother is a MANSLAYER/MURDERER.
    Jesus asks at one point: Matthew 26:55 Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me?
    The robber is the man who lives by the sword. By these words we see what the results of that livelihood are, that men would come to capture them by clubs and by sword. The robbers are those who take to living by the sword. David speaks of these evil doers in the Psalms as “those who lay in wait along the roads and set a trap to ensnare the innocent.”
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    John Betancourt
    An evil lifestyle comes with consequences, those that entail judgment and capital punishment. Christ’s judgment of their method encompasses the underhanded actions of the Pharisees. In this instance, it is the Pharisees who are choosing to live by unjust means and are using the Romans as their sword against an innocent man. There is something buried in the heart of man by God that says; Yes, there is a time to take up arms and make war. Solomon reflects this in his writings when he states that all things have their season and time, even a time to kill.
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