But what of this notion that there’s no sense in opposing war and actively pursuing peace because “it won’t work in the real world?” Should we abandon active, vocal opposition to war because pursuit of peace does nothing but chase an unattainable utopian dream?
The War Hero Who Wouldn’t Carry a Gun
Posted in : War on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: Desmond Doss, Hacksaw Ridge, non-violence, WWII
“God intervenes radically only in response to a radical attitude on the part of the believer – radical not in regard to political means but in regard to faith; and the believer who is radical in his faith has rejected all means other than those of faith.”
We Can’t Serve Two Kingdoms
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Jesus came to usher in a different kind of kingdom. From the beginning, Christ flipped Jewish messianic conceptions on their head. Instead of preaching power, he preached meekness and submission. Instead calling for vengeance against their oppressors, Jesus told the people to love their enemies. Instead of fighting back, Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek.”