posted on Feb, 20 2005 @ 04:02 PM
I never said anything about hating anyone.
Here is what Paul said of government:
"For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an
agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer." Romans 13:4
Also, many times in the Old Testament Israel is commanded to destroy evil nations, and are punished when they do not fully do so. Also, in
Revelation, Christ will lead in battle against the enemies of God here on earth at the battle of Armageddon.
I'm not saying that we should fight a crusade to spread democracy. I don't think that the United States should. I am saying that in the Bible,
governments are not forbidden to wage wars. Now certain wars should not be waged, such as the war that was waged by those in Bosnia in efforts to
ethnically cleanse their country. There are some wars that must be fought, abd there are some that shouldn't. To me pacifism means no war, and the
Bible does not teach this. Granted, war is an evil that should be avoided; however, there are certain instances where war is justified.