We are Christians who believe that the teachings and life example
of Jesus Christ is normative for Christians today. Jesus' central
message is proclaiming the kingdom of God. This kingdom is unlike
any other--where the poor, meek, persecuted, and the least are
blessed, while the rich and proud are condemned. Jesus is the
servant king, who builds his kingdom by serving others and commands
his disciples to do likewise. War, forced capitulation through
physical domination, is the antithesis of Jesus' ministry. Therefore,
we oppose all wars.
Jesus teaches us to love our enemies (Matt 5:43-44), to forgive those
who sin against us (Matt 18:21-22), and to deny ourselves, carry our cross,
and follow him. (Matt 10:37-38). Jesus' teachings and His
life example are so clear that they need no commentary.
To follow Jesus is to follow a path of servanthood, rather
We believe that war is immoral. The idea that we can kill,
we can choose who will live and who will die, to protect
our way of life is not in accordance with Jesus' teachings
and life example. The powers of this world use war today, but
as Christians our battle is not against flesh and blood,
(not against other people) but against these powers (Eph 6:12).
As Christians, we do not wage war as the world does
(2 Cor 10:3-4).
Long gone are the golden calves (the false gods) of ancient
times, who would lead God's people astray. Today, our new false
gods are the great nation-states to whom we pledge our allegiance--
willing to die and kill for these earthly powers. We embrace power,
influence, and wealth (the weapons of the world) because sin
blinds us with the illusion of its effectiveness. Instead, we
should follow Jesus' example.
We have prepared educational materials and teach classes,
based on the Bible, on the Christian pacifism or nonviolent
Contact us to learn more or to schedule a class or
discussion for your group or church.