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We need to pray for the Kurds and also contact our representatives in government and urge them to give the Kurds the weapons they need.

 

 

The USA has already made a big enough mess out of the middle-east, don't you think.

 

"They keep killing each other. What would Jesus do? Give them more weapons!"

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The USA has already made a big enough mess out of the middle-east, don't you think.

 

"They keep killing each other. What would Jesus do? Give them more weapons!"

He would have enough sense to give weapons only to those who would use them to those who would use them for good.

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He would have enough sense to give weapons only to those who would use them to those who would use them for good.

 

 

Jesus wouldn't give Kurds weapons. Jesus also would not have lied about WMDs, and other other lies that American Evangelicals base their middle-east decisions on. The Kurds are not our allies and we have no national interest in helping them. The Iraqi Kurds aren't not friends of Iraqi Christians. The Iraqi Kurds aren't friends of the Iraqi government that the US has put into place. The US involvement in Iraq has led to genocide against Iraqi Christians and has been a monstrous disaster by every measure (yet, many American Evangelicals wouldn't do anything different knowing then what they know now), and anything else the US does in the future, let by our corrupt leaders, will only create more evil than good.

 

Stay out of middle-east. Those people in your church who want US intervention in the middle-east are not serving God.

 

 

 

 

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Jesus wouldn't give Kurds weapons.

Jesus told his disciples to buy swords to defend themselves.

 

And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

(Luke 22:35-36 ESV)

The Kurds are providing a place of refuge for Christian refugees. Why shouldn't we give weapons to those who are defending those refugees?

 

Jesus also would not have lied about WMDs, and other other lies that American Evangelicals base their middle-east decisions on.

Our decisions regarding the Middle East are based on our alliance with Israel and the need to preach the gospel to those living in the Middle East.

 

The Kurds are not our allies and we have no national interest in helping them. The Iraqi Kurds aren't not friends of Iraqi Christians.

Kurds have provided refuge for Christians and allow the preaching of the gospel. Many Kurds are Christians. A Kurdish defeat will lead the the slaughter of many Christians.

 

The Iraqi Kurds aren't friends of the Iraqi government that the US has put into place.

When you consider how ineffective the Iraqi government has been it seems to me that is a reason for helping them. The Kurds have so far resisted ISIS. The Iraqi government hasn't.

 

 

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Jesus told his disciples to buy swords to defend themselves.

 

Yes, swords to defend themselves, not swords to offensively kill people based on dubious evidence and dubious doctrine. Even then, the one time one of them uses the sword in self-defense, Jesus rebukes him.

 

Even if the Kurds are providing refuge for Christians, our leadership has proven itself too corrupt and incompetent for even a "good reason" to justify further military involvement by the US, especially when the US has no national interests at stake. If the US does anything, the only thing it should do is provide non-military aid to the Kurds, supplies for the care of refugees (which, I'm sure is already happening).

 

Let Iran provide military support to the Kurds. Iran doesn't want ISIS to win, and the Kurds are a buffer zone. Iran is a strong enough state to keep ISIS away.

 

 

Our decisions regarding the Middle East are based on our alliance with Israel and the need to preach the gospel to those living in the Middle East.

 

For most American Christians, sharing the Gospel with anyone in the middle-east isn't on their to-do list.

 

 

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Yes, swords to defend themselves, not swords to offensively kill people based on dubious evidence and dubious doctrine. Even then, the one time one of them uses the sword in self-defense, Jesus rebukes him.

But he told Peter to put his sword away, not throw it away. There would be times when Peter's use of a sword would be justified.

 

If the US does anything, the only thing it should do is provide non-military aid to the Kurds, supplies for the care of refugees (which, I'm sure is already happening).

And what good would it do to take care of the refugees if their final fate is to once again fall into the hands of ISIS?

 

Let Iran provide military support to the Kurds. Iran doesn't want ISIS to win, and the Kurds are a buffer zone. Iran is a strong enough state to keep ISIS away.

Iran persecutes Christians. If the Kurds became dependent on them for help they would be in a position to persuade the Kurds to follow their antiChristian policies. What would happen to the refugees then?

 

For most American Christians, sharing the Gospel with anyone in the middle-east isn't on their to-do list.

How did you come to this conclusion? All the Christians I know believe in carrying the gospel to all of the world, including the Middle East.

 

 

 

 

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