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    Oct 14, 2013, 06:26 AM
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    I want to join the military but I am with God I am all for him, will I go to Hell if I kill someone while fighting for my country?
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    Oct 14, 2013, 06:38 AM
    If that is the case, then there would be several Popes in hell. More killings have been done in religious wars (the Crusades, etc.).

    May I suggest you find a copy of the movie Sergeant York with Gary Cooper. Its about someone wrestling with just this same problem.
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    Oct 14, 2013, 06:40 AM
    No, but can you kill someone ? Read the old testament, God blessed the armies,though the prophets, he ordered the armys to attack. Jesus cured the child of a officer in the Roman army.

    The issue is that it is murder. The bible also tells us to follow the lawful commands of our government in the bible also,

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