Romans and Apostles on State and Martia

Tyrants who creep into Christendom love using the military within the “parentland.” This allows them to “work within the system” (Hitler was democratically elected and did nothing “illegal”) and yet still abrogate common law by means of martial law. They love Seneca’s (later Augustine’s) Just War Theory, and they love Romans 13 (taken completely out of context and in isolation from the other Scriptures, of course)! But Orthodox Christianity knows no Just War Theory, deems all violence a plague, and internalizes Christ’s words shortly for his death that his “kingdom is not of this world.”

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