This episode started out with John Cooper asking Joe Boot about pacifism, and became a wide-ranging dialogue on what it means to be an image-bearer of God, and the implications that reality has for war, self-defense, and living in a state that is hostile to God. We also discuss the descriptions of God in Scripture as a warrior and the fact that the obligation to give honour and obedience is always qualified except when it is due to God.
Joe Boot explains the origin and meaning of globalism, as contrasted with globalization, nationalism, and the Kingdom of God. We consider the biblical perspective on the role of national boundaries.
â€œ…for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”
Revelation 12 gives us real cause for celebration because it tells us that the Seed of the Woman has come and conquered the Dragon.
God's love for us is not theoretical; it is demonstrated in the incarnation of God the Son who came among us in the moment when we needed Him the most.
What does Scripture have to say about the existence of nations and national identity? How does this apply to our current geopolitical environment?