Q: God commanded us not to kill, then are soldiers breaking this commandment? Or is there a different commandment during wartime?

Also, do we have the right to protect ourselves if it may cause bodily/deadly harm to another person?

A: So “thou shalt not kill” is something you have to look into the Hebrew language to get clarity. The commandment is really “Do not murder.”

Ratsach: Strongs 07523
Definition: to Murder, Slay, Kill
Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill [ratsach].

Nakah: Strong’s 05221
Definition: to strike, smite, hit, beat, slay, kill

Numbers 35:11 Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth [nakah] any person at unawares.

Murder is unjustly and maliciously ending another human’s life.

Killing could be accidental, it could be killing a cow for food, it could be killing a fly in your house, etc.

Self-defense is not considered murder if it is reasonable. It’s not right to turn a fistfight into a head full of bullets. If you purposefully escalate something because of fear or anger in your heart, that’s not defense. God sees, and He will judge that.

Whether a soldier is doing right by killing others depends on God’s judgement on that nation. He is the Most High over all nations, so He knows which nations He is using to punish others and which nations he is punishing for their iniquities.

Unjust Wars and Murders will be punished very harshly. Everyone will reap what they have sown in the Final Judgement. YAHUAH Elohim is the final Judge.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: