Forget Living Under Sharia Law, How About Living Under Bible Law?
It's still a bit of a shock to hear American or British or Australian Muslims say they want to live under Sharia law, the law of their holy book, the law of the Koran.
But it's downright disturbing to hear a Christian American, and a retired US Marine General at that, say that he wants to do away with the laws of the Justice Department and live under the laws of the Bible.
Disturbing because you don't often hear American Christians publicly state this desire, even though tens of millions of evangelicals appear to think that American law as it now stands leaves far too much leeway for sins of the flesh, of desire and of thought. And there's just not enough vengeance inherent in the system as it now stands.
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And [the Bible] is the highest law of the land,” Ryberg said. “And I want to let you know our Supreme Court, they’re not supreme, only God is. And [the Bible] is the supreme law of the land, and the buck stops here.”US Marine Colonel J. Tyler Ryberg also believes that killing jihadists is an "act of love" and is God's will.
President George W. Bush infamously said shortly after the 9/11 attacks, "This crusade...is going to take a while."
Those who mock the American evangelicals don't comprehend just how seriously many took the president's words. It wasn't a mistake, a slip of the tongue, or brain, the president meant what he said, and the evangelicals understood why he meant every word.
As we join Col. Ryberg, he's preaching to about 150 evangelicals, and they like what they're hearing :
The colonel asked churchgoers if the global war on terrorism was a “just war” and a “God-ordained war,” which he later affirmed.Yes, He may well be. But will He be happy about what he finds his followers believing in?
“We’re killing Islamic jihadists, bloodthirsty killers,” he said. “Peace is not an option. You don’t negotiate with bloodthirsty, jihadist killers.”
While he was in the Marines, Ryberg said, he was often asked, “If you’re a Christian, why do you want to go to war to kill people?” Ryberg said he wants Americans to understand that it’s an act of love to kill evil people who seek to kill Americans.
“If we do take their life, they will kill no more. It’s an act of love for our nation,” Ryberg said.
“God gaveth long before our nation was born. It’s always been on the books. And [the Bible] is the highest law of the land,” Ryberg said. “And I want to let you know our Supreme Court, they’re not supreme, only God is. And [the Bible] is the supreme law of the land, and the buck stops here.”
“The only day we will have perfect peace is the day Jesus Christ comes back. … Our Lord’s coming back, folks,” he said.