In light of the horrific November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris, France, the question arises "What would Jesus do?" I have also heard this same question posited when the request comes up to house hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in the USA. What would Jesus do?
Interesting question. Well, what did Jesus tell the disciples to do?
[Luk 22:36 KJV] 36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take [it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Looks like Jesus told the disciples to arm themselves. And it looks that way because that's what Jesus told them to do.
Now what about those refugees that President Obama wants to salt across the entire USA? It's a safe bet to assert that there will be many ISIS terrorists amongst the refugees, and any attempt to screen them out will be mostly for appearances and primarily useless.
Also, by taking in those refugees, we are aiding ISIS in their pogrom; driving out hundreds of thousands from their homelands so they can brand the land Dar Al Islam and fly their evil black flag over those lands. Our nation should not be making it convenient for ISIS to steal homelands from people.
Imagine if the same people saying "What would Jesus do?" were around in 1939? Actually there were quite a few people back then saying just that; calling the USA to not get involved in Somebody Else's War. Imagine if, instead of fighting the Nazis, we were preoccupied with providing shelter to hundreds of thousands of Polish refugees driven out of their homelands? And when Hitler proceeded to blitzkreig beyond Poland, we responded by simply taking in more refugees?
There comes a time when the answer is to fight evil, to the death if necessary. That time is now. Our nation, along with the nations of Europe, need to give hope to the refugees by supplying their able-bodied men with arms to exterminate every last ISIS terrorist. We need to wage war against this evil horde as if our lives depended on it. It very well may.
In the Old Testament, things didn't go too well for the enemies of the Israelites. Pharaoh's entire army was downed. Sodom and Gomorrah were burned to a crisp. In a single evening, an angel slew 185,000 Asyrrian soldiers. In Jesus' day, Herod was smitten with worms so badly his innards blew out.
So what would Jesus do? Imagine you live in a little village in the middle of, oh, Iraq. In the distance you see a convoy of trucks coming your way. You hear over the radio it is ISIS, and they spent the previous week in the previous village; raping the women, killing the old, and giving the young men the gun-to-the-head choice of "Join or Die." And, in your village, right now in 2015, JESUS was there. Let's say there He was, just like you'd picture Him. Robe, brown hair, all that. He's hugging some children, laughing with them. And word comes. "ISIS is coming!"
You want to know what Jesus would do? I'm pretty sure that if Jesus showed up in your village while ISIS was raping the women and killing the old men, what would come next would look just like this: