Friday, 10 January 2014

The Case Against Foreign Intervention

Some Christians think that a righteous government is one that needs to side a particular side of a civil war of another country. They think that if a government does not do so, it fails to act righteously and justly by allowing the atrocities to happen. This raises the question: Why does God allow suffering to happen? God, is the One who is ultimately in control no matter what happens.

Foreign intervention involves using military means. It is not that it stirs up instability that makes it morally wrong, but because it helps fuel more war. War is murder and murder is from the Devil. Thus, it should be obvious that Christians should not support foreign intervention, and other humanistic means of seeking 'justice'.

Anything done in human strength is futile. Instead, we should seek God, not humanistic doctrines.