Prince of Peace
There are two main reasons why Jesus Christ is called by his followers, with me included, the Prince of Peace.
The first reason is that if you accept Him as your spiritual guide, as the one whose victory over death is historical proof that He can save you and me from eternal death, after death, and deliver you instead into Life after death.
The second reason is that Christ was a strong advocate for actual Peace, in the worldly sense, as opposed to violence and malevolence.
Jesus demonstrated this principle in a way that would be perpetually remembered in the gospel account of his life and death. On the night that his last, ultimately fatal, ordeal began, He was with his disciples in a garden when, according to his disciple, Matthew . . .
“. . . Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs . . . (sound familiar?) . . . Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
“And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.
“Then Jesus said to him: ‘Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.”
Jesus is well known among millions of people throughout history and throughout this present world for his teachings on peace and non-violence. Here are just a few of the principles of peace for which, in Matthew 5, he advocated:
“ Blessed are the poor in spirit . . . Blessed are those mourn . . . Blessed are the gentle, the meek . . . Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for what is right . . . Blessed are the merciful . . . Blessed are the pure in heart . . . Blessed are peacemakers . . . Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of what is right . . . Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
“. . . I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You are good for nothing’ shall be guilty before the supreme court . . .”
Now I must point out that Christ’s teaching presents no advocacy for this contemporary crop of insurrectionists, riotous traitors and murderers and their unprincipled leaders.
Christ was a leader who demanded that his right-hand-man put away the sword, when authorities came to arrest Him.
Before that incident Christ had consistently taught: Blessed are the peacemakers; blessed are the meek, and turn the other cheek when someone attacks you.
Christ (that’s “Christ” as in “Christian”) was no advocate for the Jan6 riot in which f-word-chanting murderers wanted to hang the Vice-President of the United States, a man whose Christian faith reinforced his Christian conscience on that pivotal day, so that . . . Mike did the right thing and thus rescued our nation from violence and criminality that might have sparked another civil war.
Bottom line: Christ was no fascist ; Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
You should comprehend that truth, no matter what the riotous traitors claim about their so-called religion.
Instead of rioting to destroy the Constitution and the Capitol of our United States, believers in Jesus Christ ought to be declaring praise and honor in the name of the Prince of Peace.