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War & Murder

Gen. 4:8 = first murder Cain killed Abel

Gen. 9:5-6 by man slain = okay to capital punish

Exod. 20:13 Not Murder = 6th Commandment

Ex. 21:14 = describes murder

Num. 35:33 unpunished murder pollutes the land

Prov. 24:6 = plan wars well (God never says plan murder, theft, adultery well, just war).

Mt. 5:39-44 was Jesus a pacifist? No, He just said the best way to overcome evil is with good (Rom. 12:21)

Lk. 3:14 = military service is ok (also Acts 10:22 career soldier Cornelius of Roman, occupation forces was good)

John 18:36 = sword is proper for earthly kingdoms; not for the church.

Rom. 13:3-4 right for government to use force to restrain & punish evil (even national wars).

Heb. 11:32 = heroes of faith warriors, fought wars

James 4:3-4 = war comes from lust

1 Peter 2:13-14 = same right of national police and soldiers

Gen. 2:18 not good for man to be alone vs. Titus 2 teach older/younger men & women