Christian?s Approach to Nuclear War

Christian?s Approach to Nuclear War
A Christians approach to Nuclear is entirely based on the opinion of the person. Although in this essay I will try and generalise this and try to find reasons as to why this might be. In my view; yes, a Christians approach to nuclear war should be different to other war. Any war goes against the teachings of Pacifism, but in the world, unless you can get everyone to listen and obey these teachings, then a more practical scheme should be adopted. This then makes the basis of any war; that your enemy will not listen to reason, so war being the last resort, you commence in battle. Although this is different for nuclear war, because when you decide to include ?weapons of mass destruction? we assume that your enemy is evil, that other options and methods have been considered and that this is the only way to stop them from harming other beings, environment and lives. In war, many people die for a cause that they believe is right and some innocent people may. The war carries on until the opposition forces are defeated.
In Nuclear war this is different. When a nuclear weapon is dropped on a certain area, it is not completely guaranteed that every person you bomb is bad. Therefore in Nuclear war many more innocent people die than in a war not containing nuclear warheads. This is a reason why Christians may feel differently about types of war. Although one of Jesus? commandments, ?Love thy neighbour?, tells us that no one should not kill another human being and this may justify going to war. This is because if a dictator has many innocent people under a strict regime, and if he was harming and killing undeserving people then some form of action should be taken. This has applied to everyday life when Saddam Hussein?s regime was defeated and his power taken away. This would be an example to show that some war has good intent and therefore cannot be generalised into saying that all war is bad. On the side of thought, a war is the same whether it includes destructive weapons or not. The Bible teaches us that any form of retaliation and violence is wrong. This is the belief that Pacifists share. John 14:27 says that Jesus gives us his peace and leaves it with us. This therefore meaning that when Jesus leaves you with a peace this should not be disrupted, made into any excuse to go to war, but to be peaceful and let God deal with any wrong-doer that may be on Earth. The types of war are just classifications of war that people have named so to not get confused and be able to refer to different types of war using specific terminology. It is not an excuse to go to war. This is because when you refer to a type of war you may be saying different things in the English language, but really war is war, and no differentiation of language is going to change that. Throughout the Bible Jesus is saying that people should have faith in God, believe in his powers and trust that any person in this world who has done wrong and disrespects his creation will be dealt with in God?s method. Therefore I conclude that whether or not a Christian approaches nuclear war and other war in a different is an opinionated topic and that if a person chooses to say that any form of violence is wrong is justified just as much as war being sorted into different categories of reason. E.g. Nuclear war and other. And by taking away the choice of believing in something is denying the right of the individual to make decisions.

Christian?s Approach to Nuclear War 8.8 of 10 on the basis of 3906 Review.