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GCSE: Morality of War
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Followers of Christianity are to defend themselves and go to war it is a just war. Luke 22:36 says "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one?. This quote shows that it is important to have a weapon as it can be used to solve issues and problems such as shown in the quote Matthew 21:12-13 ?Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there.
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may sometimes be the tool needed to do this, and waging war may sometimes be a lesser injustice than allowing injustice to persist or tolerating the victimisation of innocent people. The Christian view of war has changes throughout the history of the faith. the early Church was strongly pacifist, however this changed rapidly within the time of Constantine, who fought with the ?Chi Rho? in the name of Christ. shortly after the doctrine of Just War was formulated. For many centuries Christians did not regard violence as inherently bad and this thinking uncovered the idea of holy wars, for example the 2 and Joshua and the battle of Jericho.
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