Here is a letter from a reader and I’m wondering what you think? As an Anabaptist, I’m aware of this issue from a variety of angles, not the least of which is that violence and God’s kingdom are at odds. There are a lot of issues involved here, and one of them is that many Christians don’t even think about this sort of question. But what do you think?
I wanted to know your opinion on something. For many years I have felt
called to be a police officer. At one point I was planning on becoming
a pastor but I gave that up to pursue a career with the local City Police.
I know that God created government and police officers because we live
in a fallen world.
But my question is, “Should Christians be police
Christians are called to live a life marked by non-violence but does this necessarily mean that they cannot be apart
of the institutions created by God to keep order in our society? Can
you help me at all?