I got into a debate with a JW today about everything tonight and of course it all came back , we would never take up arms against each other , the mark of true Christians, the two greatest commands blah blah blah. I tried to make my case against it but he took a very simplistic approach.
A got home, did some research and found two New Testament stories different about the great faith of Roman Centurians. One was Matthew 8 and Acts 10. I think.
It just seemed really weird that soldiers would be called " men of the lord" while all these idiot witnesses are rotting in prisons because they don't want to do a little jogging and play capture the flag.
Not saying the world isn't full of stupid wars that no one fight for any reason but it seems odd people are so willing to die over cherry picked texts.