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Should christians serve in a military?


There are christians around the world serving in a military. Many do so because of obligation to their country. Even I, during my much younger years, served in the U.S. Army. During that time I concidered myself a christian. However, I also stumbled a few times during my service to God during my military time. What is your opinion of christians in military service? Is it really possible for a christian to serve both God and country at the same time?

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Best Answer Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    MarleneB- Thank you- It is true that it is a matter of obeying God. WE must follow His will what ever that may be. The leaders of our country are in place for a reason. And we should accept His reasons. Again thank you and many blessings.

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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    TERRIFIC answer once again, Eric! :-)


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Abby Campbell says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    Abby Cambell- Many thanks for your answer.

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James (Ceegen) says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    Ceegan- I understand where your coming from. My dad had a quote that goes like this: " The one thing you will rarely see is a politician bleeding for his country." Thanks for you answer.


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Edward J. Palumbo says

2 years ago
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  • graceinus 2 years ago

    Edward- Thank you very much for your comment. Like so many others I enjoyed my military service time and it helped cement my faith even futher. I believe one helped me to be better with the other. God bless

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Robert Allen Johnson (johnsonrallen) says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    johnsonrallen- I am glad I had the chance to serve in the military and have the christian faith at the same time. However, sometimes christians in the military may have their faith tested. And in those rare cases there is only one answer. Thank you.

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Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    Tusitala Tom- Thank you for your answer. A number of countries around the world require the citizens (to include christians) to enter military service. So when they "Heed the call" it's not a matter of choice for them. Thank you for your answer.


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Samuel Ihegbu (Author Sam) says

20 months ago
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T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    BuffaloGal1960- Thank you for your answer. But I must state that I'm not aware of any new oath that includes the U.N. during enlistment. I've never heard of it.


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Norine Williams says

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charlie (celafoe) says

3 years ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    Wrong. You have not fired a gun to kill. Israel has a public serviced requirement not an armed soldier requirement.

    The rest is makes me offer my hand to help you.


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ParadigmEnacted says

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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    ParadigmEnacted- I've been setting here wondering how you could have made you opinion known without sounding like you hate all christians guts. Which you could have. But then again that would have required you to care. And I see you could care less.


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JThomp42 says

3 years ago
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  • graceinus 3 years ago

    JT- Many thanks for your answer. I can't speak for all christian who served at one time or another. But I believe my time in service helped reenforced my faith in God and continued long after I left military service. Again thanks

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