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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

I have been a frequent visitor to the VA Hospital in Indianapolis lately. There is a lot of complaining that goes on there by the vets, mostly about the wait time and secondly about the quality of care. Neither of these greatly alarms me; I think they do a commendable job. I also think that […]

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

It is a strange phenomenon how, over a period of time, things can become flip-flopped, and how once the flip occurs it takes on the appearance that it has always been that way. This is precisely the case pertaining to the Christian’s involvement in war and politics. It is also amazing how the very verses […]

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

Dr. Robert Moyer states twice that the source of his answers will be the Word of God, and then qualifies the statements by saying that “. . . we shall try to be honest . . . .” Unless he had some help I will assume that the “we” is he; and as a doctor […]

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

The last article in my refutation of Dr. Robert Moyer’s pamphlet, The Christian and War, left off by answering his question, “Does God Ever Authorize Human Governments to Take Life?”. Now we will continue to unravel his web by probing his next question. “Should Nations Ever Declare War?” As is his normal way of proceeding […]

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

As we have seen in the last article, the Book of Hebrews starts out with a definitive statement of the relationship and authority of Jesus regarding everything that was written, or said, before His arrival. But, the words from the author of Hebrews are only an intensification of the words spoken by Jesus Himself in […]

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This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

Continuing with the question of “Did Christ Teach Anything About War? Mr. Moyer continues to persist that Jesus taught war and violence in His Sermon on the Mount; he says, “Someone says, ‘yes, but look at the Sermon on the mount?’” Then says, “All right, look at the Sermon on the Mount; remember that Christ […]

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

In my refutation of Dr. Robert L. Moyer’s pamphlet, “The Christian and War” we have finally come to his objective of answering these two questions: 1. Can a Man Scripturally Be a Conscientious Objector? and 2. Shall a Christian Go to War? Can a Man Scripturally Be a Conscientious Objector? To the first  ques tion […]

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series The Church and Its Orthodoxy (Conformity) Toward War

My conclusion to Dr. Robert Moyer’s pamphlet could have very easily been the introduction, because I am not as interested in proving Moyer wrong as I am in getting at the truth. It is not the refutation of Dr. Moyer that I am primarily interested in; he is just one of the overwhelmingly large numbers […]

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