Impossibility of killing people by prayer
jpotuto at UNLINFO.UNL.EDU
Tue Dec 23 22:00:53 PST 1997
Rick. Best wishes to you both on the baby's arrival. I hope she already
is sleeping most of the night and that there is no sibling rivalry. I
also hope the delvery went smoothly. Merry Christmas. Jo
richard duncan wrote:
> I've been away from my keyboard for a few days--IT'S A GIRL--Kathleen
> Noel Duncan, born 12-19-97--but I want to throw one more log on the
> fire re the murder by prayer thread.
> To pray for God's justice is not attempted murder even if you ask
> God to impose capital punishment. Rather, it is an appeal to a higher
> court, to someone whose rank trumps Caesar. Of course, we don't agree
> on who (if anyone) sits on that heavenly throne, and the EC clause
> does not allow government to answer that question. But the courts can
> and should say that the prayer is beyond (above) their jurisdiction.
> For those of you who celebrate Christmas, have a wonderful and blessed
> Christmas. For those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, have a
> great thursday and get ready for some good football this weekend (the
> Chiefs, of course, as the #1 seed in the AFC, won't be playing this
> weekend--but I will be at Arrowhead on Jan. 4 for the divisional
> playoff game). Best wishes to all, Rick
> PS Marie, many of King David's psalms were written *before* he was
> king, so he could not claim sovereign immunity as to those breaches of
> King Saul's peace.
> Rick Duncan (rduncan at unlinfo.unl.edu)
> "O Truth, Truth, how the deepest marrow of my mind ached for you!"
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