Christianity, War, and America’s Salvation Story – By Michael Lewis
Jesus commanded His people to live nonresistantly and love enemies. What does this mean for Christians living in America? Christianity, War, and America’s Salvation Story explores this question by considering Jesus’ commands, the witness of the early church, the horror of war, why America has gone to war, how America has fought its wars, and America’s salvation story, built largely on WWII.
The impact of war on civilians, and soldiers, and first hand accounts of the horrors of combat are presented in horrific detail in order to disabuse us of our sanitary view of war’s horrors. The real reasons why America has gone to war is examined using historical data provided by historical documents, and first hand accounts. We find that the real reasons differ greatly from what we are told. We will also find that America has fought its wars with excessive violence and unnecessary killing. Special attention is given to WWI and WWII, the core of America’s salvation story. After reading you will see the wisdom of Jesus’ commands to live nonresistantly and love enemies.