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What If I Killed Someone During a War?
What if I Killed Someone During a War?
Tuesday July 7, 2009
By Wayne McDonald


Joshua 6:21, “Then they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.” In this scripture we find that Joshua had just taken the people of Israel into the promise land. They came to the city of Jericho and prepared for war. The people of Jericho were enemies of God.

Under the leadership of Joshua, Israel destroyed the city and everything in it.
There was a man I knew who used to go to my home church. He had been in World War II. He had killed people in the war and was tormented over it. This man would come for prayer because he thought he was going to hell because he had killed during war.

All through the Old Testament God instructed His people to destroy the enemy. As long as there is good and evil in the world warfare will be a part of life. When you are in war sometimes you have to do things you would not normally do or even be capable of doing.

When your life, along with the freedom of your country is at stake you have to take action and do what is necessary to defend.
If you were in a war and you killed the enemy you are not going to hell. You were protecting the freedom of your nation. God does not hold it against you so don’t let the enemy torment you with it.

Walk in freedom and liberty, knowing that you are not accountable. You don’t have to carry guilt around with you for the rest of your life. You were just doing what you were instructed to do in a warfare situation. There is  grace and mercy for that type of situation, so allow the Lord to help you to put it behind you and be free!