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It’s hard to believe but the war drums are beating again! And somehow the Right and the Left have found themselves in pro-war positions against each other. Yes, I’m speaking about the Russo-Ukrainian War. America isn’t technically involved—I said technically—in this war and yet the left and the right are taking their respective sides. And our Christian brothers and sisters are getting wrapped up in the rhetoric.
Christians don’t need to feel conflicted about issues like the Ukraine-Russia conflict because we see through the lens of allegiance to Christ. The intrinsic evils of statism and the the institutional momentum clashes of these massive states inevitably will lead to the horrors of war.
But Christians, both in America and across the world, often are deceived by their supposed leaders. While we rightly believe that small groups committing violence against each other is gang warfare or pure murderous impulse, governments throughout history lie to their people that large groups killing in war is good and “just” because “we” did it “by the rules.” But “we” are not the government, and such language is ideological camouflage for those who desire power and domination over others.
Whether you’re a Christian or not, don’t fall into the trap. War is simply mass murder at even larger scale. Many of our Christian forebears, even in the United States, understood this. From thinkers such as Alexander Campbell and David Lipscomb in the 19th century Churches of Christ, to famed preacher Charles Spurgeon, to the early church fathers, consistent Christians have always realized that our faith calls us to eschew such violence. Self-defense may be permitted, but we do not participate in the ratcheting up of aggression at the whims of world leaders, whether corrupt or even well-intentioned. By refusing such calls to kill, we fulfill the call of Christ to be a blessed “peacemaker.”
2,000 years later, many have forgotten that following the Prince of Peace means being against war and violence. No matter the alleged reasons a government promotes war, Christians are to stand up against empire, especially when it commits violence in the name of goodness
This is why the Libertarian Christian Institute decided it was about time to create a free, sharable resource to help explain why Christians must take a peaceful posture, even now!
You can get your free eBook at PeacefulChristians.com.
Below is an overview of what you’ll find inside:
- Why it’s time for Christians to love peace
- Praying for Peace as we Revel in War
- What Things Make for Peace?
- What About Religious Wars Waged Against Us?
- Being Pro-life…Consistently
- Is “Just War Theory” Legitimate?
Even if you aren’t a Christian, you’ll be surprised at how anti-war the Scriptures are! Find out what the Bible says about war by downloading the book at PeacefulChristians.com.