Jesus practiced love of enemy to his own death, and the New Testament presents this teaching as an unqualified commandment to be obeyed by his followers (Matthew 5.39; 44). This is in stark contrast to Jesus’ own Jewish Law and tradition regarding “holy war” (Deuteronomy 20) and lethal self-defense (Exodus 22.2).

This site will also explore how Pacifism and Nonresistance movements, mainly of the last century, have misrepresented the New Testament’s prohibition on the use of lethal violence for Christians.

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February 16, 2019

Laelius Socinus and Non-Violence, Political Involvement

Laelius and Faustus Socinus, Founders of Socinianism: Their Lives and Theology Part One by Marian Hillar While in Kraków Socinus became involved in the disputes and […]
February 16, 2019

Christian Non-Violence

by Etienne Curnow, France Here’s a rough outline of my attempt to get to the heart of what Jesus expects of us all in terms of […]
February 16, 2019

The Root of Pacifism in the Hebrew Scriptures

by Robert Roberg David taught us to love our enemies and pray for them. “For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful […]

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'Love your enemies so you can become children of God, the Father.'

Matthew 5.43-48