Killing Ever Right?
One reader wrote that his nine-year-old son had asked him this
question, and it's a great question. He wanted to know how people in
the army can kill other people if one of the Ten Commandments in the
bible says, "Thou shalt not kill." Wouldn't this imply that the
soldiers were sinning
when they kill the enemy on the battlefield?
Also, the father asked if I would take this question even further by
considering those unfortunate incidents when policemen kill people,
because he anticipated that this is the next question his son would be
asking. So, I will address the various conditions when killing is
justified, by providing support from the Scriptures.
Many people have misunderstood the Bible on the subject of killing
primarily because of an incorrect translation in the old King James
version of the Bible. The sixth commandment, in Exodus 20:13, does not
actually say, "Thou shalt not kill" as translated in the old King
James. A more accurate translation is provided in many of the newer
versions, such as the NIV, which says, "You shall not murder." The
Bible forbids the act of murder, which means the unjustified taking of
a person's life (including suicide, abortion,
and euthanasia), but it
doesn't forbid all killing. In fact, it is sometimes very
adamant that killing is the right thing to do, but it must be justified
in God's eyes. The Bible allows for three situations where
killing is justified:
- Killing in warfare
The Bible offers many examples where God commands His people to kill
their enemy aggressors in warfare. In Genesis 10 through 12
(specifically 10:5 and 11:9), God created the institution of nations,
and determined that people would be divided according to national
entities. God condemned aggression from one nation against
he sanctioned warfare as a means of protection from aggressors. The Old
Testament is filled with commands from God to Moses, Joshua, David, and
many others, to kill their enemy aggressors. Deuteronomy 20:1 says,
"When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots
and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the
LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you."
Sometimes God even commanded the unmerciful annihilation of evil
nations. Deuteronomy 2:33-34 says, "The LORD our God delivered him over
to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole
army. At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed
them--men, women and children. We left no survivors."
By the same principles as for killing in warfare, we know that God
wants us to defend ourselves, and if an aggressor is too threatening
and persistent, especially if we are in fear for our lives, then we are
justified in killing the aggressor. This is actually what is happening
in warfare, when a nation becomes an aggressor and sends its troops to
take over another nation, and the troops killing that nation's innocent
citizens. This is what Saddam Hussein did in Kuwait in 1990. This
principle can be extended to apply to individuals as well as nations.
If a criminal threatens someone's life with a gun, then we are
justified in killing that criminal on the basis of self-defense, and
our courts definitely respect this argument as well. This
is also why policemen are justified in killing criminals when
the criminal has put someone else's life in danger, and he will not
submit to arrest.
- Capital punishment
Genesis 9:5-6 says, "And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an
accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from
each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow
man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed;
for in the image of God has God made man." This passage tells us that
God commands that murderers should be executed.
Again in this case, killing is not only justified, but commanded by
God. This passage can also be applied to the situations of warfare and
self-defense as well.
Below are several (irate) e-mails I received about this
I'm not sure what to make of them, but I thought I should include them
as feedback on this article:
God my Father
is with us! Never ever kill any living thing ever!
This is my
message first and foremost, I Am The Alpha and Omega,
I Am Here for
Armageddon which is well underway brother!
I have been
granted the authority to judge living and dead Now
Let me tell you
sir I Am The Word, so put your books down, check you
ego at the
door, and become like a child! You have given false testimony
God! Never ever kill any living thing!
Ever! For any reason!
For I Am Jesus
Christ and I Am in Holy Trinity with God Now!
I will send
additional emails Owen, but I tell you truthfully fellow servant
testimony regarding Fathers will is a very serious affront to
ever said, am saying or will ever say!
If you have
ears I suggest you open them brother, and update you site
That God's Will is that we Never Kill Ever!!!!!!!!!
Now that you
have felt the sword protruding from my mouth and sensed the
in my eyes I
will send additional testimony brother!
A letter from
your loving son!
Who do they say
They called me Osiris, they called me Mithra, Rome stole Mithra and
changed it to Mithras (that’s not me) they called me Jesus
Christ, Rome stole Jesus and claimed to be your Father, and now claims
she is my vicar (she is not) nor is she anyone’s father, her
deeds are well known to us. That brings us to Omega: who do
say I am? I Am Properly called Osiris, first-born son to RaHorus the
only God, who created this universe and Everything in it pursuant to
His Plan! Call Him Father! For God, RaHorus, the Only name He
Properly Called, the Loving God of Peace is your Only true Father,
become His child, and receive His love, patience, and amazing grace for
he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to
receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
13:17 And that no
man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the
beast, or the number of his name.
13:18 Here is
wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore
and six. (666)”
someone it is easy to understand them as if it were written right on
their forehead, yet they don’t see it!
Plastic is a
petroleum based product this is the formula of pvc!
This is how the
the mark to be applied! Plastic! There is an island bigger
Texas floating in the ocean of plastic! To understand who He
“666” is, I would ask that we identify who makes
uses it, discards it leaving such a vile mark of God’s
Mark of the
beast! Drink from the plastic bottle in your right
shower (water traveling through pvc) hits your forehead and you are
marked! Name one thing you can buy or sell that does not
plastic! PVC pipes in the home, shampoo, deodorant, cars, and worst of
all those hideous plastic bottles! Virtually everything we buy or sell
is covered in some form or fashion with plastic! An
this letter illustrates the molecule; it can be read as 666 repeating
over and over again. Please see attachment.
I am providing
opportunity with this information. The choice is yours! If
still have the mark on you 3/21/14, four seven, you will have
effectively made your own judgment!
Then, Now, and
I will send
several more emails with pictures, and provide additional
Look under your nose Bruce. There you will find Us.
Keaton Andrew Lee RaHorus and TJ Cerenzia-Evans, Osiris
in flesh, on
attached to this email. These pictures convey our message to
and what you must become to join us, because it's how we really are
Now and Forever!
9/11 lets you
know Father RaHorus, Osiris, Isis, and Set-Hen are witnesses.
So be assured
we all have seen, see, and will always see Hamza Ali El-Khatib for he
The fire in my
eyes makes it hard to see, but understand we have seen
this, are aware
of it, and I Osirs have made final and complete judgment
in this matter.
It is done!
WHAT JOPPA AND
HER MAN SET IN MOTION 4 7 WILL NOT BE STOPPED!
RaHorus, Osiris, Isis and Set-Hen we see the deeds of that vile
Joppa and Her
Man for I tell
you for they are as numerous as the grains of sand. Truthfully, I told
you this, am telling you this,
and will tell
you again. It is so done!
Owen Weber 2009