Two Swords

Luke 22:36,38 (selected) KJV.

"36...and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one...38 And they said, Lord behold here are two swords. And he said unto them. It is enough."

Wolfram's innovative argument includes the following:

1) Unlike churches justifying Christian warfare, this passage could not be about literal defensive fighting with two swords because only two out of eleven disciples would be able to fight, but then spiritualizing,

2) The two swords are the two works of grace that identify the Holiness movement, regeneration and sanctification.


A. L. Wolfram wrote a number of articles on the War from 1915-1918. "Two Swords" (26 Jan, 1917) exhibited dual tendencies to speak against War and spiritualize the war we should fight.