Highly Recommended–The Spectrum Blog article, by Alex Carpenter, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” (4/13/07) His initial statement is provoking an huge reaction from many sincere, yet sometimes opposite Adventist viewpoints. There is a wealth of historical, Biblical, economic, philosophical, etc. information presented in the comments, so take your time to read all of them.
The first comment, by Elaine, starts it off–
“There are those who say that the last “Good War” was WW II. It was the last one where our country was actually attacked. All the others were given different reasons. Good reasons? Ask the surviving families of those killed in those futile wars.
As Adventists and Christians, we have long claimed to uphold the Ten Commandments, one of which is “Thou shalt not murder.” What part of killing an unknown person is not murder? How can a Christian support such killing when he is certainly not “defending” his country?. . . . .” MORE. . .