Words matter: the language of warfare in a kingdom of peace

2 thoughts on “Words matter: the language of warfare in a kingdom of peace”

  1. Charles Spurgeon used military metaphors (as did the Apostle Paul) but he made the meaning crystal clear: “…Now with that caution, whatever I shall seem to say will not sound as though I loved or excused ordinary warfare—for nothing can be more abhorrent to the Christian man than wholesale slaughter.” http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/spurgeon-christian-soldiers-war-peace-pacifist/

    Paul was also clear on this matter: http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/romans-13-in-context-sword-pacifism/

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    1. Thanks for sharing the Spurgeon quote. I hadn’t come across that one before. Also…fascinating to read Paul’s words after going through the timeline like that.

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