Monday, May 22, 2023

 

There is a stark difference between torture of an innocent and torture of a terrorist.  


To inflict harm on an innocent is a terrible crime against humanity and sin (Deuteronomy 27:25, Proverbs 6:16-19, 17:15, Matthew 18:6).  


To inflict constant and continuous harm on an innocent is damning to the deepest parts of hell and to jail oneself in the chains of abusive sins and insatiable grandiose delusions.


To be destined for hell is a tragedy because hell is a "place where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 13:42) and fiery torment in endless agony (Luke 16:23-24).


And just because torture exists does not mean it is effective or justified.  


Jesus Christ, himself was tortured again and again before his torturous crucifixion.


As were many of the apostles, saints and martyrs of Christianity tortured. 


And though Christ had the power to abuse his powers, he never did and was never the torturer or the tormentor.  


He never practiced Satanic possession or unforgivable curses, because to do so would make him unholy.  


We know Jesus would not practice anything unholy, because he passed his test of character in his 40 days and forty nights spiritual battle with Satan (Matthew 4:1-11) (Luke 4:1-13).


We also know Jesus Christ resisted the temptation to rule the world, because he believed in serving only the Lord (Matthew 4: 8-11) and rendering unto the Lord what belongs to the Lord (Matthew 22:20-22).  


Therefore, we know that Jesus Christ resisted temptations and was always the healer, never the abuser.  


If we are to walk in the ways of Holy, the Lord and follow the teachings of Christ, we should never harm, never abuse and never torture, especially that of the innocent.




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