Does God Condone Murder?


(system) #1

There is a great new film, now out on DVD, called The War Within. It addresses the struggle between private faith and public duty, in this case: religious war. The War Within addresses terrorism and raises questions about our responsibility for our beliefs - how much of our faith is determined by events and for how much of our faith-based actions are we responsible?

After watching the film, Adventist blogger (and good Spectrum reader) Johnny writes: Within this country we have a few Preachers and religious leaders who have called for murder of our enemies. Pat Robertson calling for the killing of Venezuela's Chavez comes to mind.I’m not interested in debating IF the Christian God or the Muslim God condones murder.I will say that if murder, terrorism and war is what God wants, then that is a God of Hell.Read what he means by "God of Hell" here.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4545

#2

Growing up, my war hero was probably a fictional person like Rambo.

When I first became a Christian, it was more like, king David.

And now?..Without question, Desmond Doss. Which I’m sure many of you have heard of.

Check out this, some what long documentary, but well worth, very inspiring. He (Desmond Doss, SDA) is the subject of The Conscientious Objector, an award-winning documentary, and an upcoming feature film by the same name. The best is towards the end, so you have to watch it all, and see what God does for this man who refuses to kill, during WW2.