Essay on Biblical References That Support Fighting Back Or Just War

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Imagine that you are having a completely normal night at home. You have just eaten dinner, and now you are sitting on the couch watching TV with your family. Then, out of nowhere, someone storms into your house waving a gun around and threatening to kill your family. What do you do? Do you grab a gun, or if you do not have one, do you storm the intruder and try to stop him from hurting your family? Or, do you just stand in front of him and risk getting you and the rest of your family killed? Some, especially pacifists, might say that if you are a Christian, you must NOT fight back. They justify their argument by using verses such as Luke 6:27, Matthew 5:44, and Romans 12:19, but pacifists take these verses out of context. There are numerous other biblical references that support fighting back or Just War. Just War is possible, but what makes a war just all depends on well-founded and pure intentions. The argument of Just War has been disputed for an extensive amount of time, and there are many Bible verses to prove that Just War is scripturally supported. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to…

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