Some will stop reading at this point. That is not something positive to say. The reason for the earth's demise is that it will become as wicked as it was in the days of Noah. Of course there was every type of iniquity then, but in the last days rampant homosexuality will signal the end of time.
God destroyed the earth by water. That wasn't a positive thing to do in the eyes of those who drowned! Next time it will be destroyed by fire. Scripture describes nuclear destruction. That is not a positive thing for those living today. However, after the earth is cleansed again, next time by fire, a new earth will be created from heaven. That is a positive thing, but to arrive there, much negative happens in between. Evil will reign for a while.
Jesus was crucified for our sins. For everyone that was positive, but it took the negative act of killing for it to come about. Jesus, although he was innocent, didn't resist because his purpose in coming was to die for all the sins of mankind. Sin is negative preaching, and positive Christians don't like to talk about sin or hell. Preaching only on heaven is positive, but it's only half the gospel.
Jesus didn't resist because of his purpose. He was born to die. Does that mean that Christians shouldn't resist? We know that death is certain, should we care when we die? We need to look at our purpose. Why are we here?
The Greatest Commandment tells exactly why:
Matthew 22:36 (ESV) “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”Our job here on earth is to love. The Voice called that tending the Garden: People are the trees around the Tree of Life who is God. The portion which could be seen is symbolic of Jesus.
Unfortunately, we can't love others by killing them. The Law is against that: Thou shalt not kill. Why is that so important? When we kill, if the person is not born-again, they go to hell. That's not positive. Murderers condemn sinners to hell by killing them, thus voiding their chance of redemption. Killing is serious business, but resistance to wrong leads to killing sinners. That should never be done unless there is no other way!
Making it more difficult is that we are to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). We are even to pray for them. What should the prayer be? That they accept God's grace by faith. That is how Christians are to love others - that we should not want them to perish. The same as with Jesus in John 3:16.
In order to demonstrate love for others, there is the Great Commission:
Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."Our job in loving others is to bring them to Christ; to ensure they are born-again and baptized in the name of Jesus. Some other religions don't think Jesus only is positive, but there needs to be a true God, and he just happens to be Jesus!
As such, in that we are to love others and bring them to God, we can't do that by killing them - the ultimate resistance. Rather than murder others, we are called to kill them with love.
In resisting the enemy, meaning those against God and others, love and reason are the first courses of action. Christians are called to love Christ. Many loved Jesus, but fell under Hitler's spell, and he killed their souls. Other true Christians made every effort to change Hitler, but to no avail. He was evil incarnate! Was it right or wrong to resist the Nazis?
Matthew 10:14 "And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town."When a person rejects Christ, the disciple is to shake the dust off their feet. That person is reprobate; they are damned with no chance of going to heaven. That too is negative, but all Christianity is not positive! If they are killed, they are being sent to hell. They already have deserve eternal death. Hitler deserved death, and Christians tried to kill him? Was that wrong?
Because of National Socialism millions of people died. Many were Jews. Of course since Jesus is the Way, we believe that Jews won't go to heaven unless they accept Christ. That is negative doctrine, but it is the doctrine of Christ. When the S.S. murdered the Jews, they took away the chance for them to be redeemed. Hitler killed them for eternity; he not only killed their bodies, but their souls. The deaths of souls are causes for resistance. Resistance in that case is the Great Commission. We can't make disciples of dead people, and to do that, Christians must insure that they stay alive.
That raises the question: Is aborting a pre-born baby as reprehensible as killing an adult person? Of course the unborn are destined to heaven because they are not yet responsible for sin. Killing them is a ticket to heaven, but by killing them, they will never be able to please God by coming to salvation! Neither will they ever be able to fulfill the Great Commission. Let's say that Billy Graham's mother had aborted him. Then millions of people's eternal life would have been voided. By killing Billy Graham, those millions of lives would be burning in hell right now.
Life is sacred to God because humans have divine potential. We are born to love others, and lead others to Christ, and if Christians are killed, their reason for ever being born is aborted. To maintain divine will, life must be protected at all costs. If persuasion has no effect, then resistance is the only recourse. Just as it was right for Christians to try to assassinate Hitler after trying to use persuasion, if we are led to that type of evil, resistance is a recourse.
I don't believe in killing. Everything else must be tried first, but not only must we be willing to die for Jesus, but to kill of necessary. For instance if Lil Kim decides to bomb America or South Korea with a nuclear weapon, reason has already been used. The only recourse is to resist. That's a negative thing to do for him, but saving lives is positive.
At what point do Christians say enough of the abortions, and start to resist. I believe that now we have a few avenues to slowing the mass carnage, and we can resist by our votes. However, sometime in the future resistance may be necessary. Killing is not the answer of course because we are trying to save lives, but perhaps civil disobedience will be necessary, and it is effective!
Right now I resist evil by boycotting those people and companies which propagate evil, and there are many; too many to be effective. Perhaps the way to resist is to pick them off one at a time with boycotts. Money talks! When money isn't forthcoming things will change. Christians, put your dollars where your faith is. That's not with Starbucks and those blood-sucking movie makers. Have some principle sometimes: resist!