Thou Shalt Not Kill Analysis

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“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5 6). This was Doss’s favorite bible verse. Desmond Thomas Doss saved 75 men in the battle of Okinawa during WW11. He marched into battle without a single weapon to protect himself. Desmond Doss grew up a Christian and was taught that you do not have to carry a weapon. For in the sixth commandment, it says “ Thou shalt not kill”. For that was the reason Desmond Doss did not kill while in battle. Therefore, instead of taking life, he was going to save them. Doss pg.12, “ The sixth commandment “Thou shalt not kill” was illustrated by a picture of Cain, with a club in his hands, standing over the dead body of his own brother, Abel, just after killing him.…show more content…
It gave him such a horror of killing anybody or anything…” In my opinion, I think in that moment he realized that he wanted to save lives instead of taking them because on the same page it also “he was sure the picture had made him decide to be a medical soldier who would would save life instead of taking it.” And the most important reason why Desmond did not kill was because he said he could imagine Jesus saying to him, “ Desmond if you love Me, you will not kill, but save life if I were in your place. Follow my example.” I think Desmond’s achievements and beliefs would motivate teenagers today because Desmond stayed true himself, true to his beliefs and calling which was being a medic and helped life’s instead of taking it, and he was willing to go through any consequences for what he believed. And teenagers today could follow that. They can do what they think is right, and follow what they
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