Should Christians ever take up arms in the service to their country or should we be conscientious objectors?

Guest host Jacob Winograd responds to a question submitted by a listener about whether Christians should take up arms in the service of their country or be conscientious objectors. He delves into the definition of conscientious objector and explains the military application process for those seeking to be released from combat duties. Referencing the Libertarian Christian Institute’s book Faith Seeking Freedom, Jacob provides insight into the Christian perspective on military service, emphasizing the need for Christians to consider the moral implications of joining the military and the potential conflict with Christian values. He explores relevant biblical passages, including the Sermon on the Mount, to support the idea that Christians should be peacemakers. The episode concludes with an emphasis on the ongoing conversation about what it means to represent Christ in a world marked by conflict and the pursuit of peace.

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