Judgment belongs solely to God. Christians must wait faithfully for God to act.
Some condemn the book of Revelation because of its violent nature while others embrace it as a justification for military intervention. In Revelation as Civil Disobedience, author Thomas B. Slater states that Christians are never encouraged to take up arms. Instead, Christians can defeat evil through the faithful witness of our lives. He describes the book of Revelation as a form of civil disobedience that focuses upon sustaining an authentic witness in spite of the consequences; challenging us not to take any side, but to faithfully wait for God to act.