The Bible speaks to all areas of human existence. War is sadly a part of our fallen world, and the Bible teaches us how to think about war and fighting, just as it has instructions on family and church. Christians FAR too often use pragmatic arguments when approaching this sensitive topic.
Sadly, most Christians either simply dismiss all war as evil, by a superficial knowledge of the Bible, or unwilingness to reform according to His Word; and thus betray or abandon all their posterity, churches, neighborhoods and countries to genocide! (unless they are defended by those Christians who do fight). Or, as many old school American citizens, allow themselves to be fooled by governments’ unsubstantiated claims and conclusions. As a descendant of victims of the Soviet regime, I highly commend the American people that view it as their duty to fight and defend their families using force if necessary, but I am astonished by the ease with which they allow themselves to be convinced to support a war!
We MUST get back to the Bible, and search for principles in His Word, and APPLY the Gospel in our daily lives. David Botkin, a military historian, speaker, writer – summarizes the issue very well in this broadcast.
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Just War Doctrine: Should the USA get involved in Syria?