Did You Know? Edition Three

1. Matthew 10: 34-36 is often used incorrectly especially by followers of Islam and secularists. Read:

34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.

Jesus is NOT saying to be aggressive. However, he is revealing that preaching the Gospel will result in strained relationships with not only whom you witness to but the family as well. Not just refusal to listen or believe, but actual martyrdom. Believe me; this is true!

2. Luke 22: 50-51 When Peter uses a sword and cuts off the ear of Malchus, Jesus exclaimed to stop, and there should be no more violence! Jesus then healed the flesh wound, the only time that Scripture refers to such a miracle. And a note to make on this scripture is that Jesus healed the enemy’s ear. Read:

50 And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus answered and said, “Stop! No more of this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.

Powerful indeed!

Remember to carry the sword of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

God Bless

Brian Mason