Can Christians Support War?

So many people have given their lives for freedom. They’ve defended this country. They’ve defended our many freedoms. But in the process, many have died. Does the Bible justify this? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to answer the question, ‘Can Christians Support War?’

Matthew 24:6
Matthew 5:38-39
Exodus 21:24
Leviticus 24:20
Deuteronomy 19:21
1 Samuel 8:7
Numbers 35:9-34
Romans 6:12-23
Galatians 5:1
2 Peter 2:19
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 5:43-48
John 18:36
Revelation 12:7-9
Ephesians 6:10-12
Matthew 10:14-15
2 Corinthians 6:14-16
Luke 14:31-33
Romans 13:1-7
1 Peter 2:13-17
Revelation 19:11

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Christians can and should serve in our military. Only the redeeming blood of Jesus can remove the pain of taking a life. When Jesus met with soldiers, He didn’t denounce them because of their job. He didn’t tell them to go war no more, in fact, Jesus commended a Gentile soldier for the amount of faith he had.

See, God has nothing in common with evil, so He cannot use sin as an example of who we are as Christians. We are the bride of Christ, but we are also warriors of Christ Jesus. That doesn’t mean we are supposed to go out and slaughter the heathen, it means we are spiritual warriors. We are in a war, both physical and spiritual, the only ones who can win this war are those who are Christ-Following Christians.

So, defend your nation as a soldier in the military, but don’t carry the pain of the military with you when you’re home. Give it to God, and He will take it. Quote Scripture, and you will be freed from all that you have seen and all that you have done. Christians should support just and righteous war. Seek discernment to know when war is righteous and when it is not.

Freedom Verses

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalms 51:10

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:21-23

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