Christian Attitude to War

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  • Created on: 20-05-11 16:03

Majority of Christians feel war can be a necessary evil and that sometimes fighting is the only way to overcome evil e.g WW11 put an end to the atrocities suffered by Jews

Jesus' atttitude

He didn't condemn soliders. In Luke 7:1-10 Jesus promised Roman soldier for his faith, when asked whether to pay taxes to Romans he said 'give to Caesar what is Caesar's.' That means people should obey state orders, including fighting a just war to reinstate good. St Paul reinforced the idea by saying everyone must obey…


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