Christian perspective on war
Sadly enough the American church has been compromised almost from its conception. The marriage between the governing authorities and the church of Christ has left its mark. The King of kings has been redefined, and His servants marginalized by the god of war and patriotism. The extreme distinction between the old and New Testament lost in a sea of pragmatic humanism. The message of the kingdom of God was never intended to be administered from the end of a gun, Jesus is not a patriot, nor can He be redefined.
Remember, Jesus made it personal. There are only two types of people in this world, lost and saved. He did not call us to fight a holy war; He gave us the ministry of reconciliation. And if you be a military man, God bless you and may He give you strength. Just remember that you are not fighting for Christianity, you are fighting for just peace resolution. A holy war mentality demonizes people and nations. And the war between good and evil cannot be won with conventional weapons- for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God. Therefore, this battle is His and His alone. Yes wars must be fought, and valiant men and women must rise to the occasion in order to thwart the often tyrannical depravity of man. Yet let us not lose sight of God in whom all things were created and exist.
I would like to thank all those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Military; for yours is a monumental and noble task. May God give you strength!
II Cor. 5:17-21; 10:3-5