Of course, it is understandable. I made just comment on that in this way to soften arguing about what sort, class of people made more bad deeds of CSA inside some institution, are they those individuals with more or less important position inside some structure.
At the end, it is of less important in whole this issue (do we have higher numbers of elders or ordinary members who made crime). Main question is how management and members respond on such crime. What they doing when that happene
“Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4 and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him.” Matt 26:3,4
Apokteinō – “kill”
ἀποκτείνω apokteínō, ap-ok-ti'-no; from
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and κτείνω kteínō (to slay); to kill outright; figuratively, to destroy:—put to death, kill, slay.
It seems that here James is, in his two SEPARATE sentences .... referring to murder in one case.... and fighting and waging war as being something different.
That makes sense to me, as all the examples in the Bible show the same thing ... as well as that being the understanding of the entire civilized world's sovereign governments.
Further, Jesus was executed after a trial by a sovereign government, and it is NEVER referred to him as having been murdered .. . anywhere... by anybody....
Hmmmmmmm.... that brings up an interesting question ... for those angelic forces that war against God ... are there any mortal casualties on either side ... or is it just a big shoving match?
If two angels fight ... does one get killed and the other perhaps only seriously wounded?
It seems to me that the term "war" would result in massive casualties ( ... that means DEAD, for those in Rio Linda ...) on at least one side, and possibly BOTH sides ... otherwise it would not be a war at al
Just some comparisons for anyone interested:
1 Sam 17:8-10
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man an