From the post:
“My invitation to you, my brothers and sisters who would one day beat your swords into ploughshares (but not just yet) is simply this: at least be more welcoming to peaceful peasants such as I am, who have welcomed God’s kingdom into our lives by laying down our sword and shield (perhaps preemptively) by the riverside to study war no more. We are doing no harm to you. Further, I would challenge you to consider what it is worth making your ploughshares into swords and your gardening tools into spears over.”
via An open letter to American Christians, especially the shepherds of our flocks, regarding pacifism and just war: A plea for peace and understanding.
Speaking of scandals, have any of our evangelical and reformed friends read our hero, Charles Spurgeon, on war? http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/
Do you find that anyone is even willing to listen to Christians from the first three centuries?
Could we begin by reading the Apostle Paul in context?
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