“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” Isaiah 2: 4-5; Micah 4:1-3
“….(and he will be called) “Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
“Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” Matthew 26:52
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities….the authorities that exist have been established by God….he who rebels against the authority rebels against what God has ordained….He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” Romans 13: 1-5
Many Christians are firmly convinced that believers are not allowed to participate in the use of lethal force. Others see the use of force as appropriate when evil has to be subdued.
This remains a critical issue and the discussion of this issue forms the basis for this seminar on Sept. 14 and 15.