Published: April 22, 2022

Sam BoydSamuel Boyd shares his research on the Bible and its legal material in response to a sermon by Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, in which Kirill suggested the violation of “God’s law” provided divine license for the war against Ukraine. 

"Given these historical observations, ‘God’s law,’ at least in the Bible, limits royal authority and provides a statement against imperialism, all of which would seem to undermine Kirill’s use of divine statutes to promote war and support Putin’s agenda." 

— Samuel L. Boyd 

Read Dr. Boyd's article here:
Russian church leader puts the blame of invasion on those who flout ‘God’s law,’ but taking biblical law out of its historical context doesn’t work