First let us examine the Scripture which you justify this. Because i would see the Bible as a single coherent work, and don’t like it when people justify morality by taking a verse out of context. (The Bible must be read in the context, in the light of, Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and historical cultural period).
Here is the entire context of that particular discourse within Matthew, within the Bible as it was spoken 2000 years ago, but we are not here interpreting it yet in the light of sacred tradition. . .
Matthew 5:38 *You have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
39 *But I say to you not to resist evil: but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other:
40 *And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him.
41 *And whosoever will force thee one mile, go with him other two,
42 *Give to him that asketh of thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.
With this context we see that Saint Matthew the Apostle is saying let them be wicked, but don’t be wicked, let bygones be bygones, but don’t make it your sin by attacking them. But let it be their sin, and forgive them for it. This is for the sake of your own sin.
I think a more revelant quote pertaining to war is this:
Revelation 13:10 *He that shall lead into captivity, shall go into captivity: he that shall kill by the sword, must be killed by the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Further there is a conjuctive verse (keep this one Rev. 13:10 in mind and read this one and keep it in mind a moment)
Matthew 13:45 *Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking good pearls.
46 *Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it.
the key, i believe to rev. 13:10 is that “the saints” do not kill lest they be killed, this is do unto others as you’d have done unto you. We see that those who would overcome and be Saints from Matthew 13:45-46 that we should in this give up the things and treasures of this world to pursue Sainthood. Why then would you fight for this world if your treasures were in HEAVEN and not here?
Now saying that we see Saints have been warriors. Very few of them warriors of the flesh, most of them have been warriors of the SPIRIT who seek to conquer the territory of the heart, to overcome and recieve THE PROMISED LAND which is HEAVEN. Now we do see some have families, and things of this world, and that is why they fight. That is a good vocation though, and one which GOD has given them. We are required to do these things in CHRIST, and sooner or later the harvest will come. That is the status quo won’t continue forever, but in HEAVEN they do not marry. The fruits of marriage being children, and these children will be the Saints of GOD, those who do the will of GOD THE FATHER. Let the chaff grow among the wheat until the day of harvest.
My point is, some are called out of this world to serve CHRIST, in fact we are all called to be great Saints. For the time being in this world people marry and have children, but we must also see in the call to be Saints we must serve one another, and pray for one another, that we all may go to HEAVEN.
The kind of warrior a person is depends on where their treasures are. The person who has put their treasures in HEAVEN fight for salvation of the soul. The person who has their treasures on Earth fight to protect their family and children.
We do see however this excuse for war, the protection of freedom and this world for raising families, won’t be a good excuse when they murder their own children, as in abortion. This was in the past nuclear deterent nobody would blow themselves up because they LOVED their children. But now, they abort them, saying they don’t want to have children, but why then the cry to protect them? There is clearly the righteous and the unrighteous in this SPIRITual war, and 50,000,000 aborted babies witness against those who ar protecting their wealth in this world. This leads me to conclude there will soon be nuclear war.
We must see that we should all honor the call to be Saints, keep the commandments, purge the world, and put our treasures in HEAVEN, for surely JESUS comes quickly.
LOVE your neighbor as yourself.