God as a Man of War
and Author of Sin?


Man of War?

The reason why the ordinary "Christian" repudiates even the suggestion of God, or His Son Jesus, being associated with bloodshed, is because their sentimentality only permits of them seeing God as a loving Father, and Jesus as a Lamb being led to the slaughter.

Their theology excludes such Scripture as Isaiah 42:13, which reads: "The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: He shall cry, yea roar; He shall prevail against His enemies".

So also, regarding His Son, the Bible says of Him: "The Lord at Thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with the dead bodies" (Psa. 110: 5, 6).

Again, "Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey . . . so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for Mount Zion" (Isa. 31:4).

See also Isa. 26:21; Psa. 2:1-9, 66:3, 76:12, 145:6-12; Isa. 2:21, 24:21; Hosea 2:18; Luke 1:52; Rev. 14:15, 19.


God the Author of Sin?

Nowhere does the Bible say that God is the author of sin. What it does say is: He can be the Creator or Author of evil as seen in Isa. 45:7, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these [things]."

Sin is one thing and evil another. The latter is the punishment for the former.