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America's War on Terror

The Christian position on foreign policy and international issues can be difficult to determine. National issues are far simpler–a careful study of Scripture can often sort things out. For example, there can be little question about the Christian position on abortion and same-sex marriage.

But when it comes to international issues, quite often different groups will try to pass off their position as the “Christian” one even though their positions diametrically oppose each other. Of course, biblical principles can be applied to international policy but these principles are often harder to discern and harder to apply in this arena. Relations between nations can be highly complex–there is rarely an obvious Christian answer to foreign policy questions.