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We learned how, during the American Revolutionary War, the British Empire hired German mercenaries to fight the Americans. Now the Americans have become the empire and they're hiring mercenaries of their own to fight others! It's not just their own citizens they've paid to fight, either.
The Kurds to fight the Iraqis, and scores of other nationalities to fight people and nations the Americans didn't like. So the history of mercenaries is a long one and not a very glorious one, since they often commit atrocities as well. Soldiers for hire often wind up disliked both by the people they've attacked and by the people who've hired them.
The spirit of war, of killing, of bloodshed and violence is not of Him, nor is it part of Christianity. It is not from Heaven but from Hell, for the spirit of war comes from the himself.
Ted Rudow III, MA