(Proverbs 20:18 KJV) Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
One of the issues that divide Christians is the issue of “war” (4421). Some would say that war is always wrong. As far as I know there are no responsible people who always say war is the answer in every situation. So we have a conflict between those who say “never” and those who say “sometimes.” Notice that war is not condemned here. It is assumed. It is to be controlled, not banned.
Don’t assume because people quote Jesus on turning the other cheek that the clear teaching of the Bible is pacifism. This has been a topic of conversation down through history. It has not been swept under the rug. Historic Christianity is not blind or ignorant. For today notice that wisdom and careful consideration are the modifiers not banning.
So? War is always destructive. It is never pleasant. It is to be approached with caution. Sometimes it seems to be necessary.