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Why do christians join the military?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 28216119:MV8xNzQ2ODYxXzM0NzQ3MTI0X0MwODY0Q0Y=] [quote:maybeso:MV8xNzQ2ODYxXzI4OTgxMDkzX0ExQzFGQkQ3] [quote:Anonymous Coward] Nothing in scripture precludes participation in the military [/quote] Really? I thought Christians were instructed to be imitators of Christ. Assuming this to be true, then how about these verses? Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (Matthew 5:44) Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:39) All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. (Matthew 26:52) When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies...Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. (Luke 21:20-21) Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's. (Matthew 22:21) [To whom does the life of man belong? God, or Caesar?] Do not repay anyone evil for evil. (Romans 12:17) And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9) [Didn't Jesus willing lay down his life rather than defend it? Could he not call down thousands of angels to prevent his death, but he refused the temptation?] Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1) [Did the apostle Paul defend his life using a sword? Did any of Jesus' disciples?] Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." (Romans 12:19) Must I go on and on? [quote:Anonymous Coward] the Ten Commandments. In truth, the commandment is to not "murder", very different from killing to protect ones own life[/quote] The choice to render the Hebrew "rtsh" as "murder" is only found in the modern translations. For hundreds of years, the English translations rendered the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill." Keep in mind, the word "murder" is actually a legal term, and what constitutes murder varies from locality to locality. I'd suggest that Anonymous Coward read chapter 31 of the book "Blood Guilt: Christian Responses to America's War on Terror" (see Amazon.com or New Covenant Press (http://covenant.nu ). Chapter 31 is aptly titled "Thou Shalt Not What?" It has a very lengthy exposition of this question regarding the sixth commandment. I hope this helps. [/quote] Has anyone ever read the Old Testament it was full of wars. Then again. so is the Book of Revelation. [/quote]
I thought that murder was wrong in the eyes of christians?
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