I was leisurely perusing the newspaper when I was glancing at the photos of the Cruz rally. For some unknown reason I removed my glasses in order to read the sign Nancy Pace had prepared for her protest. I see this person is as misguided and uneducated about what Jesus actually says as she seems to be about basic biology and gender, the subject of her protest.
Jesus never said “peace on earth, goodwill to all.” The angels who alerted the shepherds to Jesus’ birth were the ones credited with those words. It makes a difference. Jesus did say, “Do NOT think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace But a sword” (Matthew 10:34). That message is repeated in numerous places enough to get the idea that peace, as people generally think of it, was not Christ’s focal point. He does bring peace, but not as the world thinks of peace (John 14:27). If someone wants to shame Christians into rejecting clear teachings in God’s word, they might start — and be more convincing — if they knew what the Bible actually says and who is saying the things they are claiming.
Instead, they diminish their platform and hurt their own contentions with such a lackadaisical approach to facts and truth. Further, it behooves others to check things out for themselves or they might just be sucked into the same kind of error, agreeing on the basis of a political correctness when they might just be buying that proverbial bridge, which offers about the same support.
Joyce C. Mayer