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Why You need to Embrace Pacifism as a Christian

Evangelical Christians have a different line of thinking that is different from other Christians. They are opposed to the idea that helping the needy is wrong, they tend to change laws that concern morality and think that the whites is a superior race. They even support the idea of using the armed troops to bring peace and using excessive force against the human beings who are unarmed. Use of peaceful diplomacy has the advantage of no lives that will be lost due to violence hence taking care of what God created.

There is this notion that when you are attacked you should use every means that are possible to try and protect you valuable life and property. This also applies to those who also end the lives of the attackers during this incident. They regard this as a way of punishment to the attacker for the crime. This is not right as the bible clearly indicates that we are created in the image of God and there is no need to kill because one life is as important as the other. You also can’t end someone’s life because of the fact that they were trying to just steal some cash or property that is not equivalent to one’s life.

There is the thought that people who do not solve violence with violence are cowards who let the others mistreat them. It is not right to think that because bloodshed is not the only way that you can use to have resolution to your problems. Being gentle and the ability to solve problems and issues without resulting to violence does not mean that the people who choose this are easy going.

From history, we will be able to see very many people who did not use violence as a way of solving their problems and in the end they got the fruits of their struggle without shedding human blood. These people who did not fight back to resolve their conflict are among others; Mahatma Gandhi of India, Martin Luther King of the US and Jesus Christ. They all were oppressed, mistreated and abused in their verge to achieve what they had in mind and they did not give up nor did they resolve to using violence and in the end they reaped from their determination.

Because we took our country to our control by use of force and Revolution, we have always tried to solve everything that we face by war or violence. Because of this we think that the use of violence will give us what we need. The results of violence are devastating. To see God’s Kingdom, we need to love each other no matter what the circumstance.