The Rising Threat of War – and the Christian Response
“You will hear of wars and rumours of wars” (Matthew 24:6)
How, as Christians, should we respond to war and threats of war?
Grant Dibden has recently written for Eternity News regarding this very question. Deeply relevant for our times as we see and hear of conflict and devastation in Europe, protests and revolts in countries that have held elections in the past month, unrest in many other places, and other events that could at any time trigger more wars, this article turns directly to the Bible for guidance in how we ought to respond.
Grant concludes that, “in line with many Christians down through the ages … rulers must sometimes go to war, as a terrible duty, for ‘the object of securing peace, of punishing evildoers, and of uplifting the good’ (Augustine).”
What are other things we ought to consider?