Blessed Are The Peacemakers

My Fellow Believers,

One hundred years ago this week fighting began in Europe which ushered in a century of wars.  Millions of people died and half a continent was destroyed in that first war alone.

In the decades since the first shots were fired in 1914, the American government has waged war on countless peoples around the globe.  The victims were Germans, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Vietnamese, Cubans, Cambodians, Laotians, Iraqis, Yemenis, and Afghanis, just to name a few.  These are people, not countries, made in the image of God, just like you are.

The majority of you unthinkingly, or perhaps willfully, support, defend, or go along with the atrocities committed by the state.

Instead of preaching the true Gospel of Jesus from your pulpits, you preach the civil religion of nationalism.

Instead of mourning your sins, and the sins committed in your name against others, you celebrate the murder and destruction…

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