This is from Christian Research Net which is an outreach from Apprising Ministries:

If you think Jesus is like an emergent anti-war hippy, sipping a latte, wearing a tie-dye t-shirt, sitting on a comfy couch and strumming a guitar singing “Give Peace A Chance” then we’ve got some Biblical data that is going to ruin your day.

Here it is. The Bible is full of verses where Jesus commands His Army to wage war, destroy towns, wipe out entire people groups, and put men, women, children and animals to death by the sword.

This is not information that we are happy to report, but it must be said because it is true.

Here is one of many passages that we could produce on this topic. In this passage the LORD is ordering King Saul to take the army and wage war against Amalek.

I Samuel 15:2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt. 3 ‘Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

Notice that the LORD orders the army of Israel to kill everyone and everything.

Which leads us to ask the $24 Million Dollar Question: “Who is the LORD?”

Answer: It is non-other than Jesus himself.

Wait. Wait? Wait! (you protest) It doesn’t say “Jesus” in the text!

Oh YES it does!

Scripture is perfectly clear that Jesus IS the LORD (YHWH) of the Old Testament.

Open your Bibles and turn to Isaiah chapter 45. This chapter is an entire discourse by the LORD (YHWH). We know that the LORD is speaking because He said things like “thus says the LORD” or “I, the LORD, speak”. There is no mistaking who is speaking in this chapter. In verse 23 we notice a very important statement. Here it is:

Isaiah 45:23 “I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Do the words we’ve highlighted sound familiar? They should because we see them again in the letter to the Philippians. Before we show you that passage please note that the LORD says in Is 45:23 that every knee will bow to HIM. Now let’s look at what Philippians says:

Phil 2:10-11 “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Did you catch that? We learn from this passage in Philippians that Jesus Christ IS the LORD (YHWH) from the Old Testament. This makes perfect sense because we also learn from Phil 2:6 that Jesus is the ONE True God in human flesh.

That means that all of the Old Testament passages where the LORD orders war, death, destruction and judgment that it was Jesus Christ who was giving the orders.

Jesus is not even remotely like the ‘hippy peace activist’ that the emergents try to paint him out to be. Jesus is both merciful and just. He both forgives and judges.

He forgives those who have repented of their sins and trust solely in his vicarious atonement for their sins which was won for them on the cross of Calvary. But for those who stubbornly persist in their sin and unbelief God will judge them and hold them accountable for their sin and rebellion much the same way that he judged Amalek.

When Jesus returns in judgment He is bringing His army with him. Jesus is not the anti-war peace activist that the hippies, emergents and neo-liberals speak of. Jesus is a belligerent of the highest magnitude.

When you face Him and His army will He count you as an ally or an enemy?