I wrote this post as the first post in a series that will present what has been the consistent burden on my soul for the last four years. I am setting out to offer what I believe is the fiery logic of the cross that stands in stark contrast to the reasoning of the world. And I believe this is the way to which every Christian is called without exception. We must recover in our generation these doctrines of peace!
The Gospel of Peace
Christians adopt the same attitude as that of Christ, who did not come with a sword to crush the unjust, but became a man of sorrows to overcome sin's tyranny. This, not by war, but by peace, is how Christians overcome injustice.
On War: Early Christian Opposition
While living abroad in China I began hearing the drum-beat of war. I was there during the Hong Kong crisis and the trade-war. I heard the propaganda of both the CCP and the U.S. And I heard the perspectives of ordinary Chinese people. I listened to proponents of the Just War theory present their case …