What Should Christians Think about the CIA's Reported Use of Torture?

Alex Crain
Alex Crain

Should Christians endorse, tolerate, or participate in the use of torture? It is a serious question. There's a serious answer by Eric Metaxas worth checking out in today's edition of BreakPoint.

Here's a brief exerpt:

America has enemies, and swift and decisive action against them is necessary. The scriptures and the Just War theory make it clear that there are times when taking a life is not only permitted, it may be a necessary part of what it means to love your neighbor.
 
But the same thing cannot be said about torture. These practices trade someone else’s human dignity for a sense, which may well be illusory, of added safety. It’s a trade that no Christian in good conscience can make and which Christian conscience demands we condemn.
 
Originally published December 15, 2014.

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