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In olden days when man fought man,

With the nearest that came to hand,

Some smithy still had it to make,

That shovel, ax, scythe or that rake.

Each item in the above list,

Was more “effective” than a fist,

Yet it readily meets the eye,

Their right use was in farm or sty.

 

Man learned to make, in later yore,

Cold instruments only for war.

The shield, the spear, the two-edged sword,

Made this man dead, the other lord.

Again there’s a weapons maker,

Some ancient “mover and shaker,”

Made the sword sooner blooded-red,

“Creating” rows of grisly dead. 

 

Then gunpowder was invented;

Rage could be distantly vented.

Killing was done at longer range,

Only the weapon had a change.

It still had a human who made,

The gun which pulled down death’s cold shade. 

More made, the more he was able,

To stack gold upon his table.

 

Behind every gun of war’s time,

Behind the soldier’s funeral chime,

Lives a man who’s making his gold,

From killing machines he’s just sold.

Bigger they are the more they cost,

Now more husbands and sons are lost,

But you dare not once forget it,

The cash – they don’t once regret it!

 

Money’s made “by bundles” in war, 

That’s a big reason for the gore.

Many die while a few get rich,

(Don’t buy the “political pitch,”)

Greedy men lie at home in ease,

Buying most anything they please,

While sons, boyfriends die there forlorn,

And a nation’s glory is shorn.

 

Eternity will soon reveal,

The weapons maker’s crooked deal.

Greedily making a “huge pile,”

Caring little that after while,

Boys come back in box after box,

Never again to hunt the fox,

Weapons were sold at twice the price?

Selfish old men think that quite nice.

 

“Follow the money” saying goes,

Is true also for war’s sad throes.

Push the battle, shoot the next shell,

(Thus sending many to hot hell)

Matters not to the money king,

More weapon sales, make him to sing,

While on yon hill a widow weeps ─

O, the blood-money of war creeps. 

                – eab, Mar. ‘06

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Think, Christian, Think

Jesus Christ is

 

                the PRINCE of PEACE!

 

Guess who is associated

 

                with war?              

 

– eab, 1/30/10

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WAR:  Brings down the population

– for the One-Worlders

 

Rings up the profits     

–        for the Warmongers.     

 

                                                                – eab, 4/3/09

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The real winner in war is hell

 

          so few go to heaven in a conflict.     – eab, 4/3/09

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WAR:         makes         Great          Million$  for some –

                   makes         Grave          Mounds   for others.    – eab, 4/3/09

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“Once to Every Man and Nation”

 

Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight,
And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.

 

Then to side with truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust,
Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and ’tis prosperous to be just;
Then it is the brave man chooses while the coward stands aside,
Till the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.

 

By the light of burning martyrs, Christ, Thy bleeding feet we track,
Toiling up new Calv’ries ever with the cross that turns not back;
New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth,
They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.

 

Though the cause of evil prosper, yet the truth alone is strong;
Though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong;
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own.

James Russel Lowell was born this date (2/22/1819) in Cambridge, MA.  Lowell wrote this poem (one of this many poems) as protest to America’s war with Mexico.

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Have you traveled beyond the Old Testament (OT)?

Christians are not “left-overs” from OT – there are serious differences after the Cross!

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Saturday worship

– it was no glitch that Christ AROSE on a new day, the first day of the week!

It is now His day, the “Lord’s Day.”

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Priests

– priests with OT flashy clothing, priests with their OT power.

The disciples (and since) are not priests but ministers/pastors.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Wealth

– the “Health and Wealth” people are trying to still equate money with blessings.

Come on over into the New Testament where this is not the same.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Divorce and Remarriage

– adultery is not the same as fornication. “…If, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress” Rom 7.3.  Leave OT reasoning.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on War.  Christ does not agree 

– David killed many – the Son of David killed none; Christ said “turn the other check.”

The men making money off of war deceive with “God and country” camouflage.    

 

 

 

   

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