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Can We Reconcile the “God of Battles” & the “God of Peace” in the Old Testament?

In the 2nd century, early in the Church’s history, a suave Bishop came to Rome. His name was Marcion and he preached a new gospel, claiming the authority of St. Paul, to cast out all Jewish influence from Christianity. He despised the Old Testament, and considered that the New was all Christians needed. Marcion made the God of the Old Testament a...

01 12 2016

Catholics & the Use of Force: Introduction

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” (Ps 144:1). The story of the chosen people was one of near constant conflict, usually against stronger neighbors. Constantly menaced by large empires, the Hebrews struggled and endured. It seemed they were always a target, for their promised land was situated...

By Dr. Donald Prudlo 12 09 2015

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