Tuesday, September 6, 2011

thoughts

I've been thinking a lot lately on how can a Christian soldier justify being in the Army or Military knowing that they will mostly likely kill someone who may not know about God. Doesn't Jesus himself say to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute and despite fully use us? How is killing someone loving our enemies or praying for them? How is that showing Christ's example and character to the world? Jesus could have called a legion of angels to kill those that hung Him on the cross, but instead He chose to forgive them. Shouldn't that be how we as Christians should be towards the terrorists? how can we as Christians who say we value life when we are supporting the war knowing full well that thousands of people are going to hell without knowing the love of God because they were not given a chance. How can we as Christians sleep at night?

2 comments:

  1. I know how you feel Jules. I read the book "A Change of Allegiance" by Dean Taylor who was in the army with his wife but left after studying the Bible and realized they has Christians they couldn't be a part of the military. I'm a nonresistant so I believe in loving our ememies.
    It is not easy to believe this way when it seems that everyone I know including Christians believe quite the opposite.

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  2. wow that's neat to know that I'm not the only one having thoughts about this.

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