I’d like to know what war is or was truly just. I’m especially asking fellow Christians. What would qualify as a just war?
And by just, I mean it follows these three guidelines:
- It is fought for just cause – meaning for protection of vulnerable peoples, not for, say, property or value.
- It is inevitable. It could not have been avoided, nor could there have been a non-violent solution.
- It is limited in it reach and only goes as far – only – as absolutely necessary. Ie, no civilian deaths.
Under these guidelines, I’d like to know what conflict could ever have qualified as a Just War.