War is certainly nothing new under the sun, because the Bible said, "a time of war and a time of peace," (Ecclesiastes 3:8). The reader shouldn't think the Bible is promoting war, but it is simply stating what will happen at given conditions and times upon the earth. If we could spend one day as the eyes of God, just imagine what kinds of things we would see happening upon the earth (Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 4:13).
And of course, the Bible carries its share of war stories. In the Bible there was war because evil greedy kings attacked cities (2 Kings 18-19). The Israelites were God's chosen people, and when they forsook God and began to worship idols; God then used foreign armies to wage war and punish His people for their backsliding ways (2 Kings 24-25). After leaving Egypt, God commanded His people to fight and remove evil people from the land of Canaan, and live there themselves (Joshua 1:1-9; Leviticus 18:3, 24-30). Now don't gasp and say, "how could God order such a thing?" I remind you, my dear doubter, we are talking about God here, and if God ordered an attack, who is man to question His orders? (Romans 9:18-22). And consider the fact that God gives kingdoms, and God can take away those kingdoms whenever He wishes (Job 1:21, Daniel 4:28-37). In closing, let me state, that in order for a nation to protect itself, that country must sometimes declare war; so there is a such thing as a just and unjust war. We just have to make sure that if we fight in the future, that our cause remains just.
Hope to hear from you or to see you at the services.