I know what you are probably thinking. Another “is war ok” thread, and yes unfortunately it is. I’ve researched different threads on war but I don’t get the answers I’m looking for. So I decided to make a new thread.
With North Korea threatening to possibly attack, we are yet again on the brink of war. I try to see the Catholic Church point of view when it comes to war and all threads I have found always talk about Just War Doctrine. I try understanding why war is being justified but I just can’t understand it.
Throughout the old testament it is obvious that war is somewhat accepted. But, with Jesus’s coming and the new covenant I really do not see a place where war is accepted. From what I understood, war is justified because of certain verses on the old testament, but we no longer live by the old testament, so why is it justified? The only place on the bible where I can see violence is when Jesus goes to the temple and sees people selling stuff. Aside from that, I believe that the new testament is filled with anti-war, turn your other cheek type of verses.
What I am trying to find out is where in the bible (new testament) does it say war is ok to a certain extent? The Just War Doctrine, to me, is men made. I view it as a human point of view and not divine.