The War on Iraq and the Ten Commandments

The real task of soldiers during wars is to carry out murders planned by their leaders

“Allied troops renewed their drive towards Baghdad yesterday, pledging: ‘Our job now is killing.’”

(“Our Job Is Now Killing”, The Mirror, 03/29/2003)

“’We had a great day,’ Sergeant Schrumpf said. ‘We killed a lot of people.’”

(“Either Take a Shot or Take a Chance”, NYTimes, 03/29/2003)

“’These guys are young and most just want to get their first confirmed kill, so they’re too anxious to get off shots.”

(Hospitals admit 100 cases every hour, www.iraqwar.ru, 04/08/2003)

 

Murder, especially the murder of the innocent, is a serious sin

“Thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20:13)

“Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.” (Deuteronomy 27:25)

 

The consequence of murder if the murderer does not repent and turn to God

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:” (Matthew 5:21)

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

 

People consenting to murder are likewise guilty

“That innocent blood be not shed in thy land… and so blood be upon thee.” (Deuteronomy 19:10)

 

The real enemy, who incites people to murder: Satan and his demons

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning…” (John 8:44)

 

A Christian stand regarding the US war on Iraq:

“We believe that U.S. war against Iraq is unjust and immoral. As a ‘pre-emptive’ attack unprecedented in our history, it dishonors our nation, disregards morality, and violates international law…

We appeal to all Christians: Put your faith in Jesus Christ above your loyalty to the nation, because today faith demands a higher loyalty, and patriotism means dissent.

We call upon all churches and all individual Christians to refuse their consent to this war. We call them to nonviolent resistance, rejecting actions that violate moral law…”

(An urgent appeal to the churches, issued by a group of American Christian clergy and laity)