Posted by: JohnO | May 12, 2008

Revelation as antimilitaristic

Revelation is about the most anitmilitaristic book in the Bible as it never once encourages any humans, never mind Christians, to take up arms. Rather it encourages them to pray and be spiritually prepared to suffer for their faith. A theology of suffering and becoming victors through martyrdom, not through killing, is enunciated in this work. The author would find shameful the way this book has been used in the Left Behind series and by many of the televangelists. – Ben Witherington III, Problems With Evangelical Theology, pg 166

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