Is Christianity Inherently Pacifistic?

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Can we really claim that Christianity is inherently peaceful while Islam is inherently violent? If so, why do so many Christians stand so strongly for a strong US military, for a robust defense system for Israel, and for the right to bear arms here in America? Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.


Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: The Spirit of Jesus radically goes against the flesh and the world calling us to put down our swords and take up the cross.

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: The Spirit of Jesus is the Spirit of the over-comer, and even when we are put to death and go like lambs to the slaughter, we rise and overcome, and the faith goes on.


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  1. Do have any written material on this? I struggle often with whether we should fight or just simply show the love of Christ as He did when He was beaten and never said a word. It seems if we will show love for our enemies we will pour coals upon their vile behavior. I know Christ died to purchase our salvation and I do not have to be a sacrificial offering. But I am required to lay my life upon the altar as a living and holy sacrifice unto God, which is reasonable and acceptable service unto God. So I do struggle with exactly what the Lord wishes for me and my stand. I only want to please Him and stand as He alone requires.

  2. Terry Hedden, it all depends.

    If there is a whole bunch of children who are going to be raped, tortured and set on fire if you sit on your hands, the Father’s heart is for you to protect those children. The ten commandments say you shall not murder. It doesn’t say you shall not kill.

    “For everything there is an appointed time, a time for every matter under heaven… a time to kill and a time to heal.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,3

    While Christians are supposed to be known as people who are slow to anger, who don’t have such a massive ego, who are not always vindictive and seeking punishment on their enemies, if you read the Bible carefully, you will see there are valid times for self defensive. I’m not talking about going around killing random people like the mujahideen, but when your life or the lives of others are on the line, we are allowed to defend ourselves. It’s not a sin. But if killing is not necessary, we should apprehend them, and if killing is necessary we should do it as quickly as possible, not like ISIS who drag it out to cause excruciating pain.

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