Should Christians Fight in the Russia/Ukraine War?

By Jon Kauffman

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. 1 John 2:9-11

Percent of population claiming to be Christian:

Ukraine: A 2018 survey conducted by the Razumkov Centre found that 71.7% of the Ukrainian population declared themselves believers.

Russia: A 2020 poll conducted by the Levada Center found that 63% of Russians claimed to be Orthodox Christian.

United States: In a recent Religious landscape study, 70.6% Americans were found to be Christian. Only 3.6% claimed to be atheist. This is down from 4% in the 1940s.

Jesus said we are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ and be willing to die for them. Jesus said we are to love our enemies.

If 72% of Ukrainians are Christian and 63% of Russians are Christian is it possible for a Christian to join either military without killing and hating fellow Christians. Is Just War possible?

I do not understand the situation in Ukraine. I do not trust the propaganda from the US government or the US media or the Russian government. If what many are saying is true, then since 2008 NATO and the European Union have been expanding and encroaching on what Putin feels should be neutral territory between the West and Russia. Putin has been warning that this encroachment must stop.

The situation is similar to the Cuban crisis when the US demanded that the Soviet Union did not place missiles in Cuba.

Many commentators claim that the United States has been involved in supplying Ukraine with weapons and pushing the Ukrainians to continue fighting so that Russia becomes destabilized in order to make access to Russia natural resources easier.

Some say that the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex want continual war in the area so that weapons makers can accumulate huge profits and the US can import cheap resources from Russia.

If the US is goading Ukraine to war to steal Russia’s resources, is it possible for a Christian to support the foreign policy position of the United States?

The Globalist’ Insidious Strategy for Russia and Ukraine

Jesus demonstrated love for enemy when he healed the Centurion’s servant. Jesus and the Roman Centurion

Does Just War Exist?

Greatest Heresy of All Time? Just War Doctrine?

What About Hitler?

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Interesting Views of the Ukraine Conflict

What Putin is doing is wrong but he has clear reasons why he is doing this.

Why is Ukraine the West’s Fault? John Mearsheimer.

Foreign affairs expert Professor John J. Mearsheimer discusses history and causes of the current Ukraine/Russia conflict. NATO Expansion, European Union Expansion and promoting democracy.

Jim Rickards: Russia and Ukraine Explained

This war could have been avoided!

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Ray McGovern and John Mearsheimer

Where we go from here? Who is to blame? How is Ukraine to Blame? How is Putin to blame? How is the US to blame? How is the European Union to blame? What is the involvement of China and India?

History of the region and attitudes that caused the war. How should the US respond?

Ukraine Update | Frederick Kagan By Jordan Peterson 3/4/2022

Russia, Ukraine, and the West | Frederick Kagan | The JBP Podcast | #230 By Jordan Peterson 2/28/2022

Perhaps the Russians are fighting a legal war of self-defense? Kovalik says 14,000 Russian speaking Ukrainians, Roma and members of the LGBT community have been killed in the last 8 years by Neo-Nazi who are now members of the Ukrainian military and police force. 500,000 people living in Donbass are also Russian citizens. 1,500,000 citizens of Donbass have been displaced by the Ukrainian Neo-Nazi.

Daniel Kovalik: Why Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine Is Legal Under International Law

Revised 4/27/2022

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