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1-6-2016 Stop The Violence

When violent murders have occurred, well-meaning people take to the streets, appealing to the murderers to “Stop The Violence.” Signs and slogans will not make much difference, nor will more government programs, for these are “band-aids” that cannot cure. Instead, why not preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ who said: “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9 NKJV)? Not any other religious text can claim what the Bible claims: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV). Only God’s Word changes hearts from within. “Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house” (Proverbs 17:13 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

 

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