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Explain what Christians believe about conflict and war. Use bible passages and Christian church teaching to support your answer

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Re Coursework By Jon-Paul Hoey AO1: Explain what Christians believe about conflict and war. Use bible passages and Christian church teaching to support your answer In this essay I am going to talk about the different views on war and conflict through a Christian's eye, including the causes, things to prevent it from happening and the beliefs and groups. In a perfect world for anyone, there wouldn't be such thing as war or conflict, but unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world. Christians understand this and accept that it would be almost impossible to live in a world without any sort of violence as nobody is perfect. ...read more.

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Any act of war whether it be small or big chaotically aimed at any quantity of land to lead to destruction is wrong and a crime against not only God but humanity itself. Although there is such a thing called a 'just war' which is not an original Christian teaching but it has developed over the years. It is Only a just war under the five circumstances. First of all the war must be declared by a proper authority for example, our government. The war must also have a just case, for example self-defence or reclaiming lost land. The third circumstance is that their must be an aim and the war should be stopped when that aim has been reached. ...read more.

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Jesus is often described as a Pacifist. Also there is three beliefs to stop or sort out war, they are: * MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)- This is the belief that persons would not go to war because there were too many arms on each side. This would lead to both groups being completely destroyed. * The Arms Race- This is where both group's are trying to out do each other. * Unilateral/Multilateral Disarmament- Uni: This is the belief where, one group says 'I'll destroy my weapons first and you shall follow. Multi: This is the belief where individuals believe that one or the other has to start a process of destroying their weapons. By Jon-Paul Hoey ...read more.

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