The Bible does not give Christians a clear answer about whether war is permitted or not.
What is war?
War is the search for a peaceful solution to a problem.
War is two people who disagree and come to blows.
War is an organised conflict between states.
Which of these is a common cause of war?
A common cause of war is the need to defend yourself against an aggressor.
A common cause of war is agreeing with friends about the right thing to do.
A common cause of war is the need to pray for your enemies.
How does the United Nations try to avoid wars?
The UN tries to avoid wars by providing weapons for both sides.
The UN tries to avoid wars by remaining indifferent.
The UN tries to avoid wars 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 commit adultery.
You shall not kill.
You shall not steal.
What is a holy war?
A holy war is a war fought for God and religion.
A holy war is a war fought to gain more resources for your country.
A holy war is 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?
Which of these actions are Quakers encouraged to do.
Be ready to go to war.
Protest against all wars.
Buy and use weapons.