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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5606 warfare, nature of
5606 warfare, nature of

5606 warfare, nature of

Warfare is characteristic of a fallen world. Scripture describes how some wars are justified and others are not.

Warfare is characteristic of a fallen world

It is an aspect of life in a fallen world Ex 17:16; 2Sa 3:1; 1Ki 14:30

It is caused by sin Jas 4:1-2 See also Ps 140:1-2; Pr 10:12; Pr 29:22; 1Co 3:3

It is horrific in nature Na 3:3 See also 2Ch 25:12; Zec 14:2

Warfare as a sign of the end times

Mt 24:6-7 pp Mk 13:7-8 pp Lk 21:9-10

Sometimes God forbids war

Dt 1:41-42 See also 1Ki 12:24; 1Ch 22:8; Ps 68:30; Ps 120:7

Sometimes God commands war

Jos 8:1 See also Nu 31:7; Dt 20:1-4; Jos 10:40; Jdg 6:16; Ps 144:1; Isa 13:3-4

Warfare is sometimes a means of judgment

1Sa 15:2 See also 2Ki 21:10-15; 2Ki 24:2-4; Isa 10:12-19; Jer 4:14-18

God’s will that warfare will finally cease

Ps 46:9; Isa 2:4; Mic 4:3

See also

5025killing
5814confrontation
5975violence
6020sin
6154fall, the
8482spiritual warfare
9105last things
9210judgment, God’s

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