This is a wonderful video, less than four minutes:
And another nice graphic (from Sustainable Traditions)
Farming makes it hard for me to look for opportunities to share this blog during the summer and fall. For those who care about this topic, your help is needed in keeping this alive. You who follow do not receive many notices as this is more of a resource page of key quotes from Spurgeon rather than a blog of regular postings.
Thank you to all who are able to help. Blessings in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Why does a peaceful nation bluster and threaten for a few months, and even commence fighting, when in a short time it sighs for peace, and illuminates its streets as soon as peace is proclaimed? The immediate causes differ, but the abiding reason is the same — man is fallen, and belongs to a race of which infallible revelation declares “their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways, and the way of peace they have not known.”
[This year is the Centennial of the WWI Christmas truce]
“Mr. Spurgeon always regarded the Conference week as one of the most important of the whole year; and he devoted much time, and thought, and care, and prayer to the preparation of his Addresses to the hundreds of ministers and students…”
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@textsincontext Wow-this is REALLY cool. I had never read Spurgeon on war!? I actually DO wish this would break the internet :)
As we continue counting down the Twelve Days of Christmas until Epiphany, this video of Spurgeon’s words sounds a high note as we enter the New Year following our King.
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A Biblical view, a journey from U.S. Marine to Christian pacifist…
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[Originally published by Friends United Press (currently out of print). This is my personal testimony to the change wrought in my life when I began to examine it as I struggled to align my path with that narrow way charted by Scripture. Aside from the obvious teachings of Jesus, there were many surprises in the Old Testament.
This book gives an overview of my journey and those Scriptures that confronted me. For an academic work on Scripture and war, see Dr. Preston Sprinkle’s new book, Fight, published by David C. Cook, and the classic, Yahweh is a Warrior by Mennonite scholar Millard Lind. ]
To believe the promise of Jesus that his followers shall possess the earth, and at the same time to face our enemies unarmed and defenseless, preferring to incur injustice rather than to do wrong ourselves, is indeed a narrow way. – Dietrich Bomhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship)
Jesus’ kingship is not something that remains in the future. Christ is King right this minute. —R.C. Sproul