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Unit 10: Peace and Justice
Christianity and War
FOR war
1. In the Old Testament (E.g. Judges, Deuteronomy), people are told by God to go to war to gain the
possession of the Promised Land. Holy warriors believe that God will help them.
E.g. He helped Moses drown the…

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2. Christians' principle of love can never allow fighting and killing,
However, most Christians also believe that war is sometimes necessary to
1. Overcome evil
2. Defend the weak
Teachings of the Bible contain different views about whether or not war is right, Christians have to judge
according to…

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sanctions, peace negotiation, to try to reach agreement without losing any lives.
Pacifists recognise that non-violent means are more costly but it is the only way to prevent
escalation AND is effective in raising people's attention

Pacifists ­ people, both Christians and non-Christians, who think that war and violence…

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Is Jesus a pacifist?

NO. Jesus is not a pacifist.
When people were trying to make money in the temple where it was meant to be for worshipping
God Jesus was very angry.
He overturned the money-changers' tables and said "My house will be a house of prayer, but…


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