|A real Christian is not afraid to be called a "Pacifist." The word comes from the Latin word for "peace."
By the time you finish reading the Bible in the Samuel Adams Coaching Program, you'll realize that the American Revolution was unChristian and "national defense" is unChristian.
Pacifism | Define Pacifism at Dictionary.com
- 1. opposition to war or violence of any kind.
- 2. refusal to engage in military activity because of one's principles or beliefs.
- 3. the principle or policy that all differences among nations should be adjusted without recourse to war.
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- — n
- 1. the belief that violence
of any kind is
unjustifiable and that one
should not participate in
- 2. the belief that international
disputes can be settled
by arbitration rather than
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Christian ethics relates to interpersonal behavior, as well as support for war and international conflict.
A Christian is a pacifist, but not a passivist. A Christian Pacifist is an activist.
Not an isolationist.
A follower of the Prince of Peace does not engage in Retaliatory Violence. A real Christian loves his enemies. Even Muslims. A real Christian forgives and does not take vengeance. Does not seek the pound of flesh.
It is these basic tenets of Christian ethics that have changed the world, like a little leaven leavens the entire loaf. Like a shining City upon a Hill enlightens the entire world
The ancient world before Christ was predominantly violent. "Western Civilization" is Christian Civilization.