War welding politicians

Cowardly politicians who start wars keep themselves tucked safely away from the violence as their decisions unleash death. If the politicians who make the decision to start a war aren’t willing to personally fight in it, why should anyone else fight?

Tough talking politicians call themselves hawks. Then they, in their safe spaces, send others to kill and die in war, while denouncing the doves.

Ancient kings, unlike modern politicians, didn’t send people to war. They led them and joined together in combat with them.

War’s a lame
Excuse to kill and maim
And avoid the shame
Of accepting any of the blame.

Casualty counts
Reveal all wars
To be massive massacres.

Christians tend to support their nation’s war. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church issued an official church statement in support of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. If Christians, inspired by Jesus’ nonviolence and love for His enemies, won’t courageously refuse to engage in war, who will? Is war inevitable?

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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