Friday, October 20, 2006

On Rumsfeld's Divine Inspiration

Associated Press is reporting that our nation's top military officer, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld "leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country."

Rumsfeld, architect and overseer of the American doctrine of pre-emptive war, must be listening to a "war Lord" and not the Lord who is the Prince of Peace. My "good" Lord said,

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God." (Matt. 5:9)

"Put your sword back in its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword." (Matt. 26:52)

1 comment:

Jeff the Baptist said...

And in counterpoint:

He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. (Luke 22:36)

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace. (excepted from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)