We are pleased to present the sermons of Dr. James Merritt, one of America’s great expository preachers. For more than 40 years, Dr. Merritt has preached God’s Word through the local church he pastors, as well as through Touching Lives weekly television broadcasts. 

Dr. Merritt’s messages are available here via digital download, along with outlines, note pages, PowerPoint slides and other resources. These resources are available for preachers and Bible teachers to use in touching a lost world with the timeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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When Is It Right to Fight?

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Scriptures: Romans 13:1-7, 12:18, 1 Chronicles 5:22

With respect to war, some hold to the view known as "pacifism". This is the belief that it is
never right for a Christian to support any war. A second view is known as "activism". This view states that the Christian is duty-bound to obey the government, always go to war and always participate in a war, whenever the government says a war ought to be fought no questions asked. A third view is "selectivism." This view states that Christians should support the government when a war is just. In this message, Dr. Merritt explores the issue of war from a biblical perspective.

"Through the Old Testament, you will find example after example where God commanded His people to go to war. When you look at some of the greatest heroes of the Bible--Joshua, David, Gideon, or Samson--these were all warriors." --Dr. Merritt

Keywords: war, fighting, terror, killing, soldiers, military, 9/11, New Testament, God

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