It is a well-known and regularly retrieved saying, but do we really believe “the pen is mightier than the sword?”
It seems the sword is being employed a lot these days. It also seems right to conclude that the sword being used so often is proof that it works. Why else use it?
Christians extol the power of the Word. God’s Word is “…living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword…” (Heb. 4:12)
When I observe governments grabbing the sword as the first or only option, I know their ideas must not be very compelling.
Poet, playwright, writer/Czech Republic president (in that order!) said, “I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.”