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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December 7, 2020

Spurgeon was “sorry to hear of a Christian being a soldier.”

“George Fox”: An Address Delivered to the Society of Friends in the Devonshire House Meeting House, Bishopsgate Street, London, on Tuesday Evening, November 6th, 1866. I […]
December 7, 2020

Church and State: Romans 12-13

Excerpt from: “The Ethics of Bloodshed in Ancient Christianity,” Consistently Pro-Life by Rob Arner, p 34. The government is used providentially by God to restrict evil […]
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When Christians Give Up Their Guns

Here’s a little known fact from one of the most respected, loved and emulated people around the world. The following information has been detailed in some […]

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

    Matthew 5.43-48