Author: Brearley, Christopher
In the modern era there is no sign of the ceasing of wars or the slowing of destruction. In does God approve of war? The author helps the reader to investigate this most complex and politically charged question.
Wars are started with mixed motives, some through pure aggression and human wickedness, some out of territorial greed and others out of defence or pre-emptive intent. We must grapple with spiritual as wells as political issues when being challenged with the question the title of this book asks. With war zones in Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Sudan, Afghanistan and the potential threat of Iranâ€™s nuclear capability what should the Christian response to war be? Does God approve of war? is a timely discussion on this very question.
Drawing on examples from the Old and New Testament, the author examines the nature of violence through scripture and how God was perceived through war. With human suffering taking place on an unimaginable scale how should Christians react to terrorism, injustice, propaganda and governmental action? Whether a dove or a hawk, this book will give you a scriptural perspective and is ideal for study or home groups who want to tackle these difficult issues and have all the arguments to hand to help each individual come to their own conclusion on this complex matter.