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Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Current Issues: The American Civil War


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Things mentioned in this podcast:

  • The American Civil War (1861-1865)--over 600,000 dead.
  • The incongruity of brothers killing brothers! Nearly all denominations urged the killing of soldiers on the other side.
  • The Restoration Movement was exceptional in not dividing (though there was still a negative impact). Nearly all the RM leaders were pacifists.
  • Luther: okay to kill unless you know it's a fellow Christian. (Isn't this backwards?)
  • Not allowed to sue a brother (1 Corinthians 6). So would we be allowed to kill him? If we cannot hate our enemies (Matthew 5), can we hate our brothers in Christ?
  • Romans 12:12-21.
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910): War Prayer (available in many places in the public domain) an incisive and biting rebuke of militant Christianity.
  • If this podcast inbtrigues you, be sure also to hear Law, Allegiance, Revolution.


Episode 22

Season 4

by Douglas Jacoby