“We pray that You would string Your bow, sharpen Your sword, make ready all the instruments of death.”

Father, we pray that the angel of the Lord would chase them down. We pray that You would set for them a dark and slippery place, and that the angel of the Lord would persecute them there. They have hated us without any just cause at all, and they have devised all their plots without any good reason. We ask You therefore to rise up and defend us. Stand in the pass behind us, and lower Your spear against them. Turn them back from their wicked attacks. Rout them, we pray. Chase them like chaff in a stiff wind. We pray that You would string Your bow, sharpen Your sword, make ready all the instruments of death. Ordain Your arrows to fly against those who persecute the righteous. Make their mischief to roll back on their own impudent heads.
Douglas Wilson

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  1. Does he realize, or simply and conveniently forget, that the “angel of the Lord” was a theophany of the pre-incarnate Christ? The “angel of the Lord” hasn’t appeared anywhere since the incarnation, and to call for him is to desire a return to a time prior to the earthly ministry of Jesus.

    Actually, this makes sense. DW lives and teaches as though he is under the Mosaic law. Naturally, he would call for a manifestation of God that existed prior to the fulfillment of God’s wrath on the cross.

    1. When I read it this morning it occurred to me that he may see himself as some kind of “angel of the Lord.” In these two posts (here & here) he left the reader to assume he sees himself as an agent of divine retribution. Between that and his messiah complex, it’s possible, at least to me, that he may believe he is the incarnation of the “angel of the Lord.”

      Or it’s possible that he’s just plain nuts.

      1. It’s getting increasingly difficult to not take the literal insanity of one Douglas James Wilson as a given. I mean, I’m looking at the “PEDOPHILIA NORMALIZED” picture while typing this and have watched the Sitler wedding video. Who is that man between the ditz and the child rapist? A well-meaning reasonable soul who’s a bit confused about a few things? Or maybe a hideously deranged monster? You push against the Truth long enough in service of your evil egomaniacal agenda and maybe the screws get more than a bit loose. They come flying off.

      2. @Ulysses, I believe all of the possibilities are, in fact, true. He does have a messiah complex, he does see himself as an agent of divine retribution. Throw in total self absorption, a Trumpesque, mean spirited disdain for those who disagree with him, and that, oh yeah, he’s nuts. Bonkers. And judging from the photo of him in those ridiculous sunglasses, in what I assume is a shot from from the pot smashing video, he is a heart attack waiting to happen.

    2. Wait… what do you mean about God’s wrath being fulfilled on the cross? I understand that His wrath is taken away for those who believe in Christ, but a careful reading of basically any book of the NT that isn’t a Gospel will show you that His wrath is still coming on the rest of the world, including apostates. (Not throwing a dart there, just stating a fact.)

  2. How can man live not by bread alone but by EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of God and not have a place for the Psalms of imprecation?

    1. Two can play that game: How can man live not by bread alone but by EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of God and not have a place for the Golden Rule?

      Pray tell how you reconcile this apparent contradiction.

  3. I apologize my last comment was in response to this below..

    “When I read it this morning it occurred to me that he may see himself as some kind of “angel of the Lord.” In these two posts (here & here) he left the reader to assume he sees himself as an agent of divine retribution. Between that and his messiah complex, it’s possible, at least to me, that he may believe he is the incarnation of the “angel of the Lord.”

    Or it’s possible that he’s just plain nuts.

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