The Bible does not clearly answer questions of war and peace but gives Christians guidelines on how to work for peace and justice.
What is war?
The search for a peaceful solution to a problem
Two people who disagree and come to blows
An organised conflict between states
Which of these is a common cause of war?
To defend yourself against an aggressor
To agree with friends about the right thing to do
To pray for your enemies
How does the United Nations try to avoid wars?
By providing weapons for both sides
By remaining indifferent
By getting countries to discuss their problems
How does the idea of the sanctity of life affect Christian teachings on war?
Life is weak and is bound to be affected by war
Life is sacred and should not be destroyed
Life is short so it doesn't matter what happens to it
Which of the Ten Commandments can be used against war?
You shall not comit adultery
You shall not kill
You shall not steal
What is a holy war?
A war fought for God and religion
A war fought to gain more resources for your country
A war that is intended to stop an aggressor
Which of these is NOT a condition for a just war?
It must be declared by a proper authority
It must be the last resort
It must be to gain land and resources
What do most Christians believe about war?
It can sometimes be legitimate and right, though not desirable
It is always a good thing
it is never acceptable
What do pacifists believe about war?
It is never acceptable
Which of these actions are Quakers encouraged to do?
To be ready to go to war
To protest against all wars
To buy and use weapons