Are Christians called to Jihad? (part 1)

soldiers-311384_640On 2 April 2015, Al-Shabab gunmen stormed into the Garissa University College in Kenya and killed at least 147 students.   The terrorists entered the college grounds during early morning prayer services.  Collins Wetangula, the vice-chairman of the student union, he could hear the gunmen opening doors and asking if the people who had hidden inside whether they were Muslims or Christians.  “If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot,” he said.  Al-Shabab is an Islamic terrorist group affiliated with Al Qaeda and is based in Somalia.  El-Shabab is “fighting for the creation of a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia.” Such large-scale violence and murder as seen in Kenya rightly upsets us.  But what about the large-scale violence and murder seen in the Old Testament and particularly in the book of Joshua?

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