This is an age-old question. War is an evil that has always been part of this world, and the question of how a Christian should deal with it has always been difficult. “Apparently I must shoot you,” declared Blaise Pascal in Pensees. “You live on the other side of the river, and my leader has a quarrel with your leader. Sorry, I must shoot you.” This seems senseless, and in perspective of heaven and hell, and God’s ultimate purpose, there is a paradox that a believer must resolve if he is compelled to go to war.