Why You need to Embrace Pacifism as a Christian
Evangelical Christianity tends to be more politically-oriented and oppose the things that are meant for the welfare of the people throughout the world. the evangelical Christians do not believe in helping the need and they try to show that the white race is superior to other races in the world. They are strong proposers to the usage of military intervention to bring diplomacy. Peaceful diplomacy should be tried and can work effectively where there would be no loss of lives that God himself created.
The law of the land will always set those who use violence in the course of protecting their lives or belongings free. This could mean even if it would result to the death of the attacker. Many people will think that the attacker paid for their crimes. 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 can’t compare one’s life to the money that they were stealing.
There is the thought that people who do not solve violence with violence are cowards who let the others mistreat them. There are many ways in which you can solve conflicts that you have that will not result to injury of others and even death. There is a difference between being a pacifist and a pushover.
History has the records of people who did not result to violence to solve violence and in the end they emerged victorious for what they had been pushing for. The examples are people like Mahatma Gandhi of India, Martin Luther King of the United States and from the Bible we see Jesus Christ Himself. 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. It is sure that if we need to inherit God’s kingdom, then we shall try and accommodate love to all and forget about violence.