Spurgeon’s Top Eight Lost Quotes on Christians & War

Charles Spurgeon: On War and Christians


We are up to the hilt advocates for peace, and we earnestly war against war. I wish that Christian men would insist more and more on the unrighteousness of war, believing that Christianity means no sword, no cannon, no bloodshed…

The Lord’s battles, what are they? Not the garment rolled in blood, not the noise, and smoke, and din of human slaughter. These may be the devil’s battles, if you please, but not the Lord’s. They may be days of God’s vengeance but in their strife  the servant of Jesus may not mingle.

Long have I held that war is an enormous crime; long have I regarded all battles as but murder on a large scale.

The Christian soldier hath no gun and no sword, for he fighteth not with men. It is with “spiritual wickedness in high places” that he fights, and with other principalities and powers than…

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4 thoughts on “Spurgeon’s Top Eight Lost Quotes on Christians & War

  1. I don’t know of any veterans, having served in combat, that are “for war.” Though I’m sure there are Luciferian soldiers out there, I’ve never spoke to one.

    There are ample scriptures that speak to occupying and defending. The sword Peter produced after the Lord’s command to sell your cloak and buy a sword points to, I think, an area of imbalance perhaps, in this particular area of Spurgeon’s understanding.

    Will I personally “stand down” in a conflict? The only way I can answer that with certainty is if I am being “tribulated” for the cause of Christ. And that unfortunately would most likely come from those who name His name…in vain!

    Keep up the good work Mark!


  2. This gets into both realms of a “just war” and the right of self defense. this also gets into the realm of natural law. natural law can be illustrated by thinking of an isolated mountaineer or a pioneer. You have the right to self preservation. Preservation from the elements and wild beasts. The right to food and water. The right to grow and raise food. the right to think and worship as you see fit.
    Next issue is the issue of uninvited guests. The idea of liberty and licence of both parties.
    If you have a family what is your duty to provide and protect them and their rights of life and liberty.
    Expand that out to a small village of like minded people.



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