• Elaina

Murder is sin

Murder is a sin. The Bible makes that clear in several places, one being Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not kill.”

The Lord condemns murder and that is what warring for the state is. It is murdering others because “the state told you to.” This does not mean that you cannot defend yourself or others even if it results in the aggressor’s death. But there is a difference between murder and defense.


In Romans, the Bible says: “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

Going to war and shedding innocent blood is not living peaceably with all men. Nowhere does the bible say to kill for the state. Nowhere does it say to kill for freedoms. War is destructive and it makes widows and orphans. War is not noble or right because you wear a uniform. Our freedoms are not more important than obeying God’s word and we should not do anything that goes against what the Lord says.


David was a man of God and he went to war. But he was led by God and told to do as he did. The Lord would not even let David build the temple due to the blood on his hands, because killing isn't noble, even when the Lord orders it.

I will choose to obey God’s orders instead of what the state tells me to do. Because obeying Him is all that matters in this life. Despite what anyone tells me, I stand by the truth of God's word, that murder is sin and war is immoral.