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If war were to break out between Russia and USA, would Russian Mormons fight against the USA?

Latter-day Saints abide the law of the land in which they live; honorably answering a call when conscripted for military service is part of this belief. Volunteer military service is also respected as ...
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Did any of the Catholic or Protestant paramilitary groups of the Northern Ireland conflicts of the 60s and 70s ever have an actual theological creed?

The paramilitary organisations did not hold particular theological positions and members were not, in general, especially pious. They were, for the most part, members or adherents of their respective ...
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Does the Russian Orthodox Church actively support Putin and his war in Ukraine?

Does the Russian Orthodox Church actively support Putin and his war in Ukraine? The short answer is yes. Patriarch Kirill gives a go straight to heaven indulgence and remission of their sins any ...
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Which battle won by Judah or the United Kingdom of Israel that was won miraculously had the greatest number of enemy casualties?

Sorry to disagree with the OP's premise but the Bible indeed describes the Battle of Mount Zemaraim as a miraculous victory for Judah. Unfortunately the enemy in this case was Israel. Judah's army was ...
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Does the Russian Orthodox Church actively support Putin and his war in Ukraine?

An article in the U.K. broadsheet newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, dated 16 April 2022, by Charles Moore (former editor of said paper) said this about Vladimir Putin and Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow: ...
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Where does the Bible say along the lines of, "The weakest saint is stronger than the strongest demon?"

This seems to be a chapter title from The Recognitions of Clement Book IV: Chapter XXXIII.—The Weakest Christian More Powerful Than the Strongest Demon. ”Is it, then, that we are of another and a ...
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Where does the Bible say along the lines of, "The weakest saint is stronger than the strongest demon?"

"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." -- James 4:7 Not close at all in the wording you're looking for, but the principle it conveys lines up. Personally, I've always found this to be one of ...
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What do Quakers believe about war and serving in the military?

I am a Quaker son of Quaker parents, and both my father and I served in the U.S. military. Reconciling a belief in pacifism with service in an armed force is, like many other decisions, a question ...
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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture?

What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture? According to the Catholic Church suicide constitutes serious matter and is truly offensive before ...
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Would a JW be disfellowshipped if they join a military (and are unrepentant about it)?

This obviously doesn't get into the difficulty for a service member to actually get out of the service in any rapid way, even for the repentant JW. However, through my studies and conversations with ...
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Has the Roman Catholic Church ever officially condemned the Croatian Ustashi?

All official statements of the Vatican from 1909 to the present are recorded in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS). Performing the following Google search on the PDFs of the AAS volumes: Ustaše OR ...
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Why is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" considered to be a patriotic hymn in the United States?

If you look into the history of the hymn, you'll see that it was published around the time of the Civil War (to the tune of a song about the abolitionist insurrectionist John Brown). The (militant) ...
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Is the beast in Revelation 19, a man?

In v20, the "false prophet" is described as someone who works "in the presence of" the beast, working signs to deceive those who receive the mark and worship the image of the beast....
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Did Solomon Ever Fight as a Soldier or Shed Human Blood with His Own Hands?

Solomon's reign was extraordinary, and not just due to him building a glorious temple for the Lord in Jerusalem (1 Kings 3:12). It is correct that God would not allow king David to do that, despite ...
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Did Solomon Ever Fight as a Soldier or Shed Human Blood with His Own Hands?

Three times in 1 Kings ch2, Solomon orders the death of a political rival (Adonijah v25, Joab v29, Shimei v46). In each case, the execution was carried out by Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, commander of ...
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Israel without spears and the value of a shekel

The Philistines had disarmed the Israelites to prevent rebellion. Gill's Exposition on 1 Sam. 13:19, "Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel,.... The Philistines, when ...
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What was the stance of the Roman Catholic Church on the Vietnam War?

President Ngo Dinh Diem was a Catholic and brother of the traditionalist Catholic Archbishop Thuc. Diem governed according to Catholic principles, even legislating laws more in accordance with ...
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What is the biblical basis for saying that Middle East Region will not have peace?

Jeremiah (who was active between 626 and 586 B.C.) made this prophecy about the descendants of Jacob: “These are the words the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah... ‘How awful that day will be! ...
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How has war been justified within Christianity, with respect to the New Testament and preferably the Gospels?

On war: how has it been justified within Christianity, with respect to the New Testament, preferably the Gospels? Many Christians believe they have the right to defend themselves against an open ...
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Why is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" considered to be a patriotic hymn in the United States?

“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is far more popular today than it was during the Civil War—beloved by Northerners and Southerners, conservatives and radicals, whites and blacks. (Source) The song ...
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Would a JW be disfellowshipped if they join a military (and are unrepentant about it)?

Here is a brief summary of the official view of Jehovah’s Witnesses and joining the military: "Jesus’ disciples obey his command to be “no part of the world” by remaining strictly neutral in ...
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Did the Catholics or Orthodox suspend the Lenten fast during times of war?

1917 Canon 1244 (1983 Canon 1244) says: It is only for the supreme ecclesiastical authority to establish, transfer, or abolish feast days and days of abstinence and fast common to the whole Church. ...
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If Orthodox Christians must repent of any act of violence, how does this not entail pacifism?

First, I would say that your premise: ... true repentance includes a genuine belief that facing the same situation again, one would act differently does not accurately represent the Orthodox ...
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What is the Mormon position on keeping weapons and on war?

I not only attended Ricks College(byu-i now) and there were many of us who had hunting tools including guns, bows and arrows, handguns etc.. While the School Policy states that nothing harmful can be ...
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What is the biblical basis or precedent for restricting women from serving in war?

The Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches makes the argument that Deuteronomy 22 prohibits women from serving in combat: It is not lawful for women to be mustered for combat service, for our ...
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