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Christian Pacifism
Comments by Maynard S. Clark - 18 Jan 2002 - 1250

I'm constantly flabbergasted to hear missionary-minded congregations enthusiastically and energetically singing "So send I you to labor unrewarded, to ... unsought, unloved, unknown, to bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing.  So send I you to toil for me alone." then they scoff at the idea of giving up something which is not good for them, eating meat, because "it's extreme" or they offer some other lame excuse.

If you ask me, "pacifism" begins at the breakfast table, as do many other good things...


Isaiah writes about the Messiah as being "The Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6).  Jesus calls upon all believers to become peacemakers, and says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God" (Matthew 5:9).  Paul writes, "For the anxious longings of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons [children] of God" (Romans 8:19).

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