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What is the Biblical support for Christians fighting in the military? The support is not to the point that it is encouraged or mandated, but that it is allowed. Here the centurion is not rebuked for his profession but commended for his faith. Matthew 8:9-10 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he ...


The soldiering is not shown being "bad" or "immoral". Actually, some particular soldiers are shown as evil (the ones who killed Jesus, who guarded his tomb), but there are some who are shown as good people (compare Luke 7:1-10). From John 18:10 (also Matthew 26:51): Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off ...

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