If you haven’t read the earlier book reviews on 1776 please take few minutes to read them now. You can find them here.
I really enjoy reading history. I’m fascinated by what those in generations before me did and how they prevailed through obstacles. One of the areas of history I like the most is the history of the Revolutionary War. This could be expected since I’m a citizen of the United States and that War is the reason I can claim that today. However, from a Christian perspective I always wonder could I have ethically been involved in the rebellion against King George.
So, this is the weekend ethical question: Could a Christian have fought in the Revolutionary War?
As you answer that question, let me help you think through it. One, you must first decide if a Christian can be in any war. Two, you must then decide is the Revolutionary War the type of war a Christian could participate in. Three, how does rebellion against King George fit into the biblical idea of submission to the Ruling Authorities?
I look forward to hearing from you, you can comment anonymously if you like. I will give mine on Monday.
Update: You can read my response to his post here.