Notes on war

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  1. ian vincent Says:

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    Let me jump in, surely one thing which should be clarified with this topic is the separation of church and state.

    As Christians, if we say “we” Americans should do thus and thus, it seems to assume we are a Theocracy, a Christian nation, that the will of the American people and the church is one and the same.

    I think it’s a fine line we tread, as believers.

    The way I see it, God ordained governments and civil authorities, and we are to respect them, however it would be unrealistic for the church to expect such to be conformed to Christ, and do as Jesus would.

    All we can do is pray for leaders so that we can live as peaceful lives as possible.

    On one hand, vote for politicians who seem to have Christian principles, but without turning a political party into an extension of the church.

    Just some thoughts.

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    In a natural sense, I can’t see any legitimate reason for American forces to be in some of the places they are.

    But it’s a complex question as to why they’re there.

    Many of the people of those regions are comforted to know they’re there, whereas just as many are angry that they’re there.

    Looking at the difficult subject of the Sovereign rule of God over earthly kingdoms, God has had a hand in such things.

    God doesn’t create war, but He surely has an interest in the people affected.

    He didn’t “start” WW2 per say, but I would believe He played a part in ending it.

    As I would say that an American military presence plays a part in preventing conflict, and as such saves lives, it also can play a part in generating conflict.

    You can’t win.

    Such is the nature of this fallen world.

    It can’t function while its in rebellion to the King of Kings.

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