Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Turning the Other Cheek and War (The Soldier's Catechism)

Q. What does our Savior mean then by those words? Matthew 5:39

A. 1. Christ there only forbids private revenge and resistance.
2. Scripture is the best interpreter of Scripture: we know that other places of Scripture do warrant taking up of arms in some cases.

The Soldier’s Catechism was a pamphlet issued in 1644 to parliamentarian soldiers—including Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army—during the English Civil War between Parliament and King Charles I.


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