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shaneOctober 2, 2015

I didn't read the entire article si if this was in the article I apologize. I'm a convert to the church and found it interesting and telling when I realized that it was a prophet/warrior atop the Houses of the Lord... the reasons being the battles we must fight and be a part of mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually in this world. All are necessary until He returns.

Renaissance NerdOctober 2, 2015

Thanks for an excellent series. I think in addition to the scriptural evidence we have so much modern evidence that pacifism is incompatible with the Gospel. There have been plenty of one-sided genocides in recent history, and in nearly every case the victims didn't fight back in any significant way. That didn't prevent nearly 100 MILLION people from being murdered by the bad guys (excluding the instances that were as much civil war as intentional exterminations). A Tutsi kneeling in prayer while a Hutu comes at him with a machete might send the man to heaven, but if he were a father and his family was in equal danger, and would be brutalized first, I question that refusing to defend them would guarantee him a ticket to heaven. Pacifism is only possible when somebody else stands on the wall. Otherwise it's just suicide by bad guy (and they come in every race, color and creed).

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