Wilson on War

Ah why not? I’ll post this fine article by Doug Wilson on “General Abraham” that strikes a balance between those who disallow Christians to fight wars and those who send their sons to war without thinking. Abram went to war in order to free Lot. He did not do so for economic reasons, but for righteousness sake. The spoils of war were not for the taking.

Particularly relevant is the reference to J. Gresham Machen, who joined the war effort as part of the YMCA. Though he did not fight, neither did he abandon the cause.