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  • yeah...religion doesnt make sense.
  • The Hebrew word used is 'ratsah' which means murder NOT 'harag' (kill). Though shalt not murder! There is a difference in the meaning to me.
  • Murdering is personal... Killing is not so much so. Killing must be done to achieve a balance of peace. Also, killing in the line of duty is not falling to temptation. It's not a premeditated sin. If it were not for evil, we would not know what "good" was.
  • “You must not murder.” Hebrew word is lo´ tir·tsach´. And the Israelites were technically never to kill other people unless it stated so in the law.
  • SEE: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3203896
  • Well thay confess and all is forgiven,funny about that
  • The commandment is 'thou shalt not MURDER'. Murder is personal. It is the ILLEGAL killing of another person. Which is why abortion isn't murder. State sponsored killing has been accepted from the beginning of the State. Which is why both war and capital punishment are permitted. The odd thing about abortion is that it is the only instance in which a non-civil authority is allowed to take a life. [other than in self defense]
  • I feel the same as twenty year old Wolfgang Kusserow, one of more than 10,000 Jehovah Witness imprisoned and tortured in concentration camps by Hitler and the Nazis during WWII for maintaining their stand not to go to war and kill their fellow man. In his final words before he was beheaded by guillotine before the military tribunal he said: "I was brought up as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, according to God's word contained in the Holy Scriptures. The greatest and most holy law he gave mankind is:'You shall love your God above all else and your neighbor as yourself.' Other commandments read: 'You must not kill.' Did our Creator have all this written down for the trees?" http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3146930
    • mushroom
      OK, but what do you do after you've offered the left cheek? If you stand as the last martyr, who will be left to spread your word?
  • to be honest I could say everything everybodyelse said but to be honest I can justify it the same way I would justify calling you a smuck. But we are liveing in the dispensation of grace not the law.
  • Murder is killing but not all killing is murder. Just like a corvette is a car but not all cars are corvettes. Its pretty simple. Gabriel at MyVerseToday.com
  • If Jesus did not come to bring peace, but the word then it is obvious. would you have a sense of peace if you killed someone? I would not. unfortunately, WAR is of this world. and the blood spills to the ground containing DNA which is identifying material for later collection and restoral perhaps. wtfdik
  • thats a good question, thats why ive always hated war
  • God gave his archangels swords, because even He knew that turning the other cheek doesn't always work.
  • Christians cannot justify war using Scripture. On the contrary when Peter was waging war, Jesus told him to put his sword away. Matthew 26:52 "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
  • The Bible refers to Satan the Devil as “the god of this system of things.” (2Co 4:4) That Satan is the “god” there referred to is clearly indicated later in verse 4 where it says that this god “has blinded the minds of the unbelievers.” At Revelation 12:9 he is said to be “misleading the entire inhabited earth.” Satan’s control over the present system of things, including its governments, was indicated when he offered Jesus “all the kingdoms of the world” in exchange for “an act of worship.”—Mt 4:8, 9.
  • What type of "Christian" justifies war? True Christians absolutely do NOT justify war, they are currently being persecuted and imprisoned because of their firm beliefs.

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