Dashing Her Little Ones

or Cutting Off the Generations of the Wicked


O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you have served us! Happy the one who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock!
(Psalm 137:8-9)

A further comment on Psalm 137 (following Church and State and Liturgy as Prophecy):

The church has the power to excommunicate, but the state alone has the power to execute. In Joshua’s and David’s time, church and state were one, thus Israel’s army slaughtered God’s enemies judicially. In Mordecai’s time, the slaughter of Haman’s followers by the Jews occurred only after church and state became one under Mordecai’s new executive power.

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[1] See also Sacramental Doses of Death.

[2] You can see this structure in practice hundreds of times in my book.

[3] I wonder if Nebuchadnezzar was a convert by this time. If he was, that makes him a conscious arm of the Lord in judgment against Jerusalem.

[4] From Frederick W. Farrar, The Early Days of Christianity (1882), Volume II, Chapter VII.

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