This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The distinction of levels reconciles contradictions

In order to properly understand and apply the teachings of Christ, especially those offered with regard to the Mosaic Law, it is important to keep in mind the principle of subsidiary function applied in a doctrinal context. There exist different orders, and each has its function, and they do not contradict one another so long as they are understood properly and respected as such. The lower must never rebel against the higher, and the higher never replaces the lower. Thus, one may ‘turn the other cheek’ while acting according to prudent self-defense, and since one of these concerns a spiritual posture and the other a practical action, they do not come into conflict.

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