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'when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn...'

Proverbs, chapter 29 of the King James Bible tells us:

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn...Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance... The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it... In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice... The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it... Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest...The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul... If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked... The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever...When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous…

"God Trumps The State Everytime..."

An Interview with Dr. Laurence Vance, author of "Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State"

By Angela Wittman, editor of

CLP Editor: First of all, please let me express my gratitude for your willingness to be interviewed for My hope is to introduce our readers, who for the most part are Christian pro-life activists, to your work and to help them sort through the issue of what is the Biblical response to war.

Dr. Vance: Thank you for contacting me and giving me the opportunity.

Ed.: Please tell us when you first began researching the military and war from a Christian worldview and what prompted you to do this?

Dr. Vance: I really began researching war and the military from a Christian worldview in the mid 1990s after I came across some articles on war in an old Baptist theological journal published before the so-called Civil War. Previous to this, there were two things that had caused me to question war and…