In 1610, John Smyth and his congregation of baptized believers in Holland affirmed their conviction that, in order to follow Jesus' example of an "unarmed and unweaponed life," Christians should not hold any position of civil authority that might require them to use the coercive power of the sword.
So, can a Baptist who consistently seeks to follow the "unarmed and unweaponed example of Jesus be president.
Hussein has vowed to remain, but already out are the UNweapons
inspectors who left Iraq this morning following orders from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
It also recalls that council decided on November 8 'that false statements or omissions' in its 12,000-page declaration to UNweapons
inspectors 'and failure by Iraq at any time to comply with, and co-operate fully in the implementation of that resolution, would constitute a further material breach.'