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Christians Would Rather be Friends Than Fighters

Richard2666 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:55 AM
All Abrahamic religions love war. Look at their history for proof. The US has almost 1,000 military bases in over 140 foreign countries and the Christians keep calling for more military.
t252 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:10 PM
Richard, only two words adequately cover a response to you comment. BS
Patriot155 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 12:03 PM
There was a lot of blood shed in the Old Testament however God neither liked it nor encouraged others to be bloodthirst and cruel. To do so, would make them no better than the nations that He drove out before them. War is unpleasant however it is neccessary to fight for survival and for what's morally right in some cases.
wmou Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:29 AM
Jesus taught that we are to Love all people, no exceptions. Just because imperfect humans either cannot understand or do not live by His teachings, does not make the teachings incorrect.
I'm a evangelical fundamentalist and I believe we should bring home all troops from foreign soil. I detest war, but sometimes self-defense is necessary.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:18 AM
The end of the Age will be a world-wide war, waged by God himself. So, I embrace this characterization.
James2517 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:34 AM
God is Love. Turn your swords to ploughshares. Luke 22:49-51 "When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.
But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 12:14 PM
There is a time and a season for everything. Read The Revelation.
t252 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:12 PM
and then latter told them to sell their cloaks and buy a sword. that wasn't so the could practice making ploughshares.

Are conservative Christians fighters by nature who thrive on the front lines of the culture wars? While there may be some of us who tend to be more confrontational, a recent incident suggests to me that most of us who identify as followers of Jesus are drawn to compassion more than conflict and are given to building friendships more than engaging in fights.

Last week, one of the pastors of my home congregation was informed by the police that there would be a gay protest outside of our church service on Sunday morning. A local gay website carried this announcement: “We...