A Solemn Review of the Custom of War

A Solemn Review of the Custom of War: Showing That War is the Effect of Popular Delusion & Proposing a RemedyA Solemn Review of the Custom of War: Showing That War is the Effect of Popular Delusion & Proposing a Remedy by Noah Worcester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Where is the Christian who would not shudder at the thought of dying in the exercise of the common war-spirit, and also at the thought of being the instrument of exciting such a spirit in his fellow men? Any custom that cannot be supported except by exciting in men the very temper of the devil ought surely to be banished from the Christian world." A very challenging message from the 1800s. Fascinating points are made and then comes the sense of sadness that though the sword shall not devour forever here we are in 2016 and still so much war. The author puts it across well that just as the Christian can't expect outreach to be done whilst they do nothing and tracts mysteriously take flight to the unreached lands, so too we can't sit around hoping for peace. If we are with the Prince of Peace we must be Peacemakers.

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