Whether Old or New Testaments, the Scriptures are filled with oftentimes violent imagery of weapons and war. Does this mean Christian are to take up arms in revolution? Do these texts imply Christians should attack or harm their cultural or social opponents?
Critics of Christianity—and dominionism in general—are easily frightened by what they deem to be the violent rhetoric of Christians. When Christian children sing of being “in the Lord’s army,” does that somehow mean that Christian families are raising their children to be some sort of Christian militia?
Take a few minutes right now as Chalcedon president, Mark Rushdoony, shares his brief thoughts on the Bible’s use of violent imagery and how the ultimate goal of Christianity is “peace on earth.”