Should We Fight Iraq?
In these times, many people are asking, "Should we go to war on Iraq? What is
the Christian perspective on the issue of war?"
Everyone knows that Saddam Hussein is a
murderer. Everyone knows that he caused a lot of deaths in the Gulf War in
Some people know that he tests warfare on his own people. This is a truly evil
man. What does the Bible say about people like this?
Now many countries are accusing him of creating nuclear and biological weapons. What is the truth? Should the world go
into Iraq and remove Saddam from power? The United Nations has sent weapons
inspectors to Iraq, who have found little evidence of the banned weapons. They
have found some, but in a country the size of Iraq, it is very hard to find
weapons that are probably kept deep underground. Furthermore, some of them have
likely been smuggled to different nations altogether. The world knew some time
after the Gulf War that Saddam was once again misbehaving, by creating banned
weapons of mass destruction. Saddam has destroyed a few of his arms in order to
give the appearance of submission to the UN. Most of his weaponry is well
hidden, including chemical warfare, which he has given no evidence that he has
destroyed, no promises that he will, nor will he even admit that he has them.
Not that a promise by an evil man means anything. Many evil people have made
promises to the world that they have not the least intention of keeping. Hitler
made such promises, and they could not have been much farther from the truth.
Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death. (Numbers 35:31)
The Arab world says, "We want
Where is the evidence? The sacred book of the Muslims, the Koran, says
that Islam's goal is to annihilate Israel, and then the West! They even
chant in their demonstrations, "First we will fight the Saturday people; then
will fight the Sunday people."
Islam is not a peace loving religion.
However, many "Muslims" are peaceful. This merely shows that they are not very
true to their religion. The faithful Muslims are those who commit suicide
attacks on non-Muslim countries. The media often calls those who fight for
"extremists" or "fanatics". They are not "extremists"; they are true followers
of Islam. Luckily, there are very few Muslims who are that faithful to their
religion. If all Muslims were true to their faith, all non-Muslim countries
would probably have been completely destroyed long ago.
Now back to the war with Iraq. We are
showed supposed “evidence” about links between Iraq and a terrorist network.
This should not surprise us. Saddam gives money to the families of suicide
bombers; should it be hard to believe he would support other methods of
Some countries want to wait and put off
war as long as possible, and this would be a good idea, if it weren't for the
fact that he has been given far too long already. At the point of this writing,
France and Germany are against going to war with Iraq.
It is always hard to make the preemptive
strike that is sometimes necessary. If it had been done when the Nazis were
building up their forces, much of World War II and the Holocaust could have
avoided. If it had been done when the Japanese invaded Manchuria, much of World
War II in the Pacific could have been avoided. If Germany, Italy, and Japan had
been stopped before they had multiplied their forces, World War II, as we know
it, would likely not have started. Some would have been killed in the stopping
of these nations, but millions of lives and countless dollars could have been
saved, had they acted sooner. Any war should be avoided as much as possible,
in a sinful world, sometimes attack is necessary. We should not try to trick
ourselves into believing that wars are a thing of the past. They will be in
abundance, as Jesus says will be in the last days:
The countries involved must deal wisely,
and it is the governments’ job to make good decisions that will keep the people
of their nation free from fear of terror. As Christians, it is our job to live
for Him, not for those of this earth, although we are to follow the
decisions unless they contradict the Bible. (see Romans 13:1-7) If we are
true believers in Jesus Christ, we are also to pray for the government, (1 Timothy 2:1,2) and since our home is not here, but above, let us not be
overly concerned about the things of the world.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for
all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:6)
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