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VermeerLives Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-20-10 08:48 PM
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349. God is love, but
The God of the Bible is love, certainly, but His most significant attribute is his holiness. His love is holy; his justice is holy; his mercy is holy.

His commandments are holy, too.

If you do not believe the "any Christian can support war," then do you believe that Christians should not join the military? Where in the Bible are Christians forbidden to be soldiers. Even the Roman soldier who came to Jesus asking for healing for his servant, was not criticized by Jesus for being a soldier.

Furthermore, how do you reconcile the fact that this country had to fight a war to end slavery? That there were Christians on both sides of that conflict?

o you believe it was wrong for Christians to fight Hitler? Do you believe in self-defense, and defending the innocent from tyranny? Sometimes wars must be fought to prevent evil from prevailing; that was certainly true in WWII. How would you have proposed stopping Hitler?
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