Thousands of Christians Take Up Arms To Finally Crush ISIS And End The Persecutions

The churches of the Middle East have for decades taught pacifism, taking a misconstruing of the biblical concept of peace and applying it against Christian militancy. But now things are changing. As Henry Sarkis, one of the Christian militants fighting ISIS, has said:

We keep talking about Jesus and peace, and now we’ve reached the point where it’s not enough… The age of waiting for the Peshmerga to take back territory while we sit is over. We took the decision that, with our limited abilities, we will try to participate… We’re being killed in our homes, so why not defend ourselves? Then even if we die, we die with dignity… We didn’t want to reach this point – we just want to live in our areas

This notion of peace as pacifism, I believe, is refuted by Augustine when he wrote:

For peace is not sought in order that war might be undertaken, but a war is undertaken so that peace might be acquired. (Epistle 189)

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