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what did the old testament say about fightin?
In the Old Testament in the Bible God commanded the Israelites to fight against nations that had sinned against Him.
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what are wars, which are accpeted by the bible called?
holy wars
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what did jesus believe in, in the new testament?
jesus believed in peace and love, he did not encourage people to fight or wage war on each other
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what did jesus say to his believers?
love your neighbour as yourself
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why do some christians believe war is acceptable?
Violence can be used to uphold peace and freedom and resist attack. Violence must promote good or avoid evil and those who are to be attacked must deserve it. This is called a “Just War”.
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what do pacifists believe or do?
They refuse to fight in the army and say the Spirit of Jesus could never move people to fighting a war because the teachings of Christ are about love.
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name two teachings in the bible about holy war
1) - Not against other people or faiths, but against the spiritual forces of evil. 2)It will be won by the Messiah and the angelic armies of heaven.
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name a war, which christians have fought
1) ww1/2 2)the crusades 3)war in vietnam, korea, south africa.
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