Category Archives: Pacifism

Should Christians argue for or against Gun Control? Any other options?

After the shootings in Aurora this past weekend, many are calling on stricter gun control laws. This includes some Christians such as Ben Witherington. While they may be right, I’m not convinced. While I am a pacifist, does that mean I should automatically support more … Continue reading

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Quoting the Old Testament is not good enough.

One argument many level against pacifism is that there is a lot violence and bloodshed in the Old Testament. It is important, however, to remember that there is much in the Old Testament that Christians must not follow anymore. As Tim … Continue reading

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Good documentary on Just war and Pacifism

I have not been able to write much on here lately, although I will be able to again very soon. Anyway, the link provided is a good documentary on just war and pacifism. It is about an hour, but I … Continue reading

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Exceptions to the Rule?

Even if Jesus taught pacifism, are there ever any exceptions? This is something Roger Olson posted about on his blog the other day [1]. I was already going to blog on this subject and Roger’s post gave me more enthusiasm to do so. … Continue reading

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The New Testament, Revelation, and Violence

          There are many Christians who read the book of Revelation and believe that the book supports  violence, and even that Jesus participates in that violence.[1]  Now, I do not accept that argument. There are much better, more accurate interpretations that highlight … Continue reading

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Is it ever worth killing another Christian?

                   When I went out on the Fourth of July with my family a couple of days ago, it was no different than it had been for myself over the last few years since I have become a pacifist and taken … Continue reading

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Just War Theory an Expression of Christian Love?

                    The idea that Just War Theory is an expression of Christian Love is something I hear quite a bit. For example, DA Carson in his book Love in Hard Places quotes Darrell Cole who states,  “Christians who willingly and knowingly refuse … Continue reading

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