Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is totally not running for President, decided to quote the Bible while giving a speech on foreign policy. He said, “The Old Book says, ‘If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will know to get ready for battle?’” This is from 1 Corinthians 14:8.
But there are other Bible verses that give more specific advice on foreign policy that Gov. Pence could have quoted. It would have been pretty badass if he had gone with Deuteronomy.
When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations . . . and when the Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
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When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies. This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.
However, in the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy[a] them . . . as the Lord your God has commanded you.