A thought about the police and the military

Discussion in 'Christianity' started by wearitonmyshirt, May 5, 2013.

  1. Is it possible to be a Christian and be a policeman or be in the military?

    Seems to be contradictory to me since you would be carrying a weapon and have the possibility of killing someone.
     
  2. sunfighter

    sunfighter Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Well, since the great majority of policemen and military in the US would say they are Christians, this is an odd question. But I guess you are referring to what you define as a "true Christian"?
     
  3. MeatyMushroom

    MeatyMushroom Juggle Tings Proppuh

    Yeah course you can, just repent when you retire.. it's that easy
     
  4. skitzo child

    skitzo child PEACEFUL LIBRA

    I dont see why not
     
  5. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Some policemen never kill someone.
     
  6. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    ^ same with people in the military
     
  7. yeah, even if you don't kill someone, by being involved with these organizations a person would be condoning the killing of other humans. That to me, is opposite of what the bible says..at least, that is what it seems to me
     
  8. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    That does not count for policemen in my country.
     
  9. thedope

    thedope glad attention Lifetime Supporter

    Both of those positions require oaths to be taken. It doesn't make you less worthy but you will find your worthy considerations in conflict.
     
  10. Victoria1987

    Victoria1987 Member

    The Bible's full of people getting killed and many of those murders are presented as being a good thing.

    Besides, none of the Christians I know have a problem with killing in self defense or the defense of others.
     
  11. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    The difference lies in the motivation. Murder is motivated by hate and anger. Where as a policeman is motivated by a duty to maintain order.
     
  12. thedope

    thedope glad attention Lifetime Supporter

    God maintains order through love.
     
  13. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    God also maintains order through justice.
     
  14. thedope

    thedope glad attention Lifetime Supporter

    By pronouncing his verdicts yes as in when the fig tree was cursed. A man is justified by his words. What war are we asked to fight? If not for the soldier there would be no civilian casualties of war. In the same turn Monkey Boy the armies belong to ceasar and we render, for example if drafted or conscripted. As I said a soldier is no less worthy but he will find his worthy considerations in conflict. The mere prospect of becoming a soldier or policeman has sponsored the OP's question.
     
  15. In general, the Christian's will never want to hurt anybody as they’re intent to be good, spiritual people is strong and pure of heart, unless of course their spiritual enforcement officers at the Vatican have informed them that there is perceived competition nearby, in which case, the suspected rival “group” will be dealt with in accordance with the previous historical record.
     

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