Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Just War Part 2

I want to finish my train of thought here...even though Marianne further explained that it was not so much pacifism she was asking about, but what the individual Christian's response should be to persecution. I'll have to write a seperate post about that. I do, however, also feel the two are linked in some ways because of her question about our pastor having a bodyguard. I feel this train of thought will address that question.


Here's the second principle we find in Scripture regarding authority.

2. Those who are in authority are charged by God to protect those under their authority.

Romans 13:4 "for it [the God-instituted authority] is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil." (emphasis mine)

Proverbs 14:28 "In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the death of people is a prince's ruin."

Proverbs 20:26 "A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them."

More to come...

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