Friday, October 25, 2013

"because Christians fight too much, let me post something that will make pacifists fight": Jesus will kill pacifists

Jonathan Merritt's post entitled
Mark Driscoll makes pacifists fighting mad
begins with:

The same week Mark Driscoll declared via a press release that “[Christians] spend too much time lobbing e-bombs at each other in cyberspace,” he published an internet article confronting Christian pacifism.
Jesus is not a pansy or a pacifist; he’s patient. He has a long wick, but the anger of his wrath is burning,” the Seattle-based pastor wrote. “Once the wick is burned up, he is saddling up on a white horse and coming to slaughter his enemies and usher in his kingdom. Blood will flow.”
The more than 1,200-word article titled, “Is God a Pacifist?” argued that Exodus 20:13 (“You shall not murder”) does not teach non-violence, but the conclusion was especially pointed:
Some of those whose blood will flow as high as the bit in a horse’s mouth for 184 miles will be those who did not repent of their sin but did wrongly teach that Jesus was a pacifist. Jesus is no one to mess with.
Predictably, Twitter erupted with Christian pacifists who felt misrepresented..
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and includes responses by Shane Claiborne, Scot McKight et al

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