Christian pacifists understand that some of their deeply cherished principles and beliefs come across to the general population as negative or wrong and others as naïve and impossible… e.g.

The Reign of God is at hand!  Therefore repent and believe the Gospel!    Mark 1:15

“I desire mercy, not sacrifice!”     Matthew 9:13

“If anyone slaps you on the cheek, turn to them the other; if anyone steals your coat – give him your jumper too.”       Matthew 5:39

“God has hidden these things from the wise and understanding…. and revealed them to (simple folk)”     Matthew 11:25   Luke 10:21

“Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me – for  I am gentle and humble in heart.”     Matthew 11:28

“If you only love those who love you – what good is that?”    Matthew 5:46  Luke 6:36

“If My (Reign) was of the (secular) world, My followers would fight to prevent My arrest.”  John 18:36

“He who loses his life for My sake and the Gospel will save it.”  Matthew 10:39  16:25  Mark 8:35   Luke 9:24

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and not feed you?  He will say to them, “in as much as you did not do it to these, the least of my brethren, you did not do it to Me.”    Matthew 25:44

“If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’ – you would not (be condemning) the righteous”    Matthew 12:7

“Depart from me you evil doers… I never knew you.”    Matthew 7:23   Luke 13:27

“If anyone wills to do what God will, s/he will know if Jesus’ teaching was just his own or whether God is (still) speaking through Him.”    John 7:17

Hebrews 5:14 talks of “the mature who have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil”, implying that it can be tricky.  I’d like to share, as a Christian pacifist, what I’ve been learning about good and evil …  

At this website

God is portrayed as a Pacifist, Who

  can only be known best by pacifists!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.