Christian attitudes to war : Fighting in just wars

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  • Christian attitudes to war : Fighting in just wars
    • Christians believe they should bring peace to the world. Christian churches make statements disagreeing with war and promoting peace
      • However war is sometimes justifiable
      • These Christians would be prepared to fight in just wars
    • Reasons for fighting in just wars
      • St Paul wrote that Christians have to obey the orders of the government so if the government goes to war a Christian should fight in the war
      • Jesus never condemned the soldiers he met
      • When Jesus was asked about paying taxes he said Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, which means it is acceptable for Christians to fight in a war if it is what the government has ordered
      • Everyone agrees that a police force is needed to protect people and in the same way an army is needed to protect people


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