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In this episode of Crackers & Grape Juice, Dr. Johanna Hartelius and Dr. Kendall Soulen discuss kinship language, the fullness of God, proper names, true freedom, and what it means to be the church.
If violence as a form of justice does not align with Christian scriptures and tradition, along with basic human reasoning and experience, what are Christians to do next?
More often than not the phrase is used in a cavalier manner. I do not doubt the sincerity of the hymn being sung in worship and prayed corporately or individually. The problem with this phrase arises when it is used without the acknowledgment of the blessings G-d has already given to America.
Hasn’t G-d already blessed America?
The death penalty is a primitive form of justice, even within the Judeo/Christian context. Violence once advocated and permitted by religious law is no longer compatible with the new covenant established by Jesus and the covenant the Church, and those individuals within the Church, covenant to live into together.
The crucifixion of Jesus alone illustrates that violence is not a form of justice compatible with His teachings. Leading up to Jesus’ moment of death on Calvary, His own disciples attempted to use violence in the prevention of His arrest.