Romans 13 and the State – Young Anabaptist Radicals

It is interesting to me how everyone just assumes that Paul is referring to the state in this passage. No one ever considers the possibility that Romans 13 has nothing to do with the state. There are even many translations that add the term “governing” to the Greek’s “authorities” so that the impression that the …

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The Kingdom of Heaven and Its Keys

Why Discuss It? Some who seek Christ are deterred by Christianity's history. Throughout the ages, Christendom has committed terrible atrocities. Those atrocities continue to present day in one form or another. For example, as of 2009, in Indonesia, some groups beneath the umbrella of Christendom were reported to have been killing those they felt to be …

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War and (Soldiers’) Peace

Nearly 11 years: that is how long the U.S.A. has been at war with extremists/terrorists, according to Wikipedia. Not too long ago, our war in Afghanistan hit the 2 year mark. That is, it reached 2 years longer-lasting than any other war in U.S. history. The fact is significant, seeing there are 12 major U.S. …

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