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We no longer take sword against a nation, nor do we learn to make war any more, having become sons of peace for the sak

We no longer take sword against a nation, nor do we learn to make war any more, having become sons of peace for the sak

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  1. We no longer take sword against a nation, nor do we learn to make war any more, having become sons of peace for the sake of Jesus, who is our commander. Origen, c 230 AD

  2. We are being educated not in war but in peace. Clement c 190 AD

  3. Because I am a Christian, I cannot serve as a soldier; I cannot do evil. Soldier who became a Christian c 300 AD

  4. A believer who wishes to become a soldier shall be rejected, because it is far from God. Church rules in Egypt & Syria c 200 AD

  5. All men desire peace but very few desire those things which make for peace. Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471)

  6. Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and it can on the other hand be destroyed by love. Baruch Spinoza (1632 – 1677)

  7. Force may subdue, but love gains ..….. Let us then try what love will do. William Penn (1644 – 1718)

  8. Let us take the risks of peace upon our lives, not impose the risks of war upon the world. Quaker proverb

  9. I shall not fight; for I cannot bow my need before the Lord to pray for a man, and get up and kill him when I have done. John Nelson, a soldier who became an early Methodist preacher

  10. If my soldiers began to think, not one would stay in the ranks. Frederick the Great of Prussia (1712 – 1786)

  11. Is it scriptural for a church of Christ to retain as a member one who has enlisted into her majesty’s service? We think not. – Ed. General Baptist Repository, in July 1846

  12. The great crime of war can never promote the religion of peace. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) in 1857

  13. What is war but an incarnate fiend, the impersonation of all that is hellish in fallen humanity? Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) in 1857

  14. I am always glad to hear of a soldier becoming a Christian, but I am always sorry to hear of a Christian becoming a soldier. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) in 1857

  15. Patriotism is the egg from which wars are hatched. Guy du Maupassant (1850 – 1893) Novelist and soldier in the Franco-Prussian War

  16. Let us dishonour war. Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) French writer and son of an army general

  17. Wars will only cease when men refuse to fight. Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910), Russian writer

  18. If mankind does not kill war, war will kill mankind. Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895), father of modern bacteriology

  19. It seems to me that in three centuries of progress the people of the West have achieved four principles: to be selfish, to kill others, to have little integrity, and to feel little shame. Yen Fu (1854 – 1921)

  20. War is utterly demoralizing. Despite heroism and sacrifice, there go with it filth, lies, cruelty and lust. Ernest W Barnes (1874 – 1953), Bishop of Birmingham

  21. Not peace at any price, but love at all costs. Dick Sheppard (1880 – 1937) Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

  22. Anyone who has ever been in combat knows that war is a bad and stupid way of doing business. General Bernard Rogers

  23. Non-cooperation in military matters should be an essential moral principle for all true scientists. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), after the bombing of Hiroshima

  24. Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), after the bombing of Hiroshima

  25. We are convinced that the risks we run in the Struggle for peace will always be less than the Irreparable cost of war. President Oscar Arias (born 1940) of Costa Rica, Nobel Prize Winner

  26. More arms do not make mankind safer, only poorer. Brandt Report

  27. Our nuclear missiles are already killing people, because we waste on missiles resources which could be invested in ensuring food supplies for the world. Robin Cook, Labour MP

  28. Rest in Peace, for we will not repeat the sin. Garden at Hiroshima

  29. To understand Trident, say the word “Hiroshima” …. And again. And again. 2,040 times Jim Douglass (in 1992)

  30. War is never normal; the normal function of the state is peace. Karl Barth (1886 – 1968), Swiss theologian

  31. A “peace” which is bought with the threat of world destruction is no peace. Jorgen Moltmann (born 1926), German theologian

  32. Pacifists are the realists of life, not merely voices of utopia. Jorgen Moltmann (born 1926), German theologian

  33. The ethic of Christ is uncompromisingly pacifist. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 – 1971) USA theologian

  34. The Church is God’s peace movement in the world. Kenneth Greet, Methodist minister

  35. Taking an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

  36. We must meet violence with non-violence. We must meet hate with love. Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) after his home was bombed.

  37. War is the work of men. War is destruction of human life. War is death. We must be ready to take risks for peace. Pope John Paul II (1920 – 2005) at Hiroshima, 1981

  38. There is much worth suffering for, maybe dying for. But nothing worth killing for. Ken Sehested, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

  39. Violence wins temporary victories and creates permanent problems. Revd John Simpson

  40. God loves everyone, his friends and enemies, and so must we. Ronald Sider, in ‘Christ and Violence’

  41. Words of love are always works of peace. Mother Teresa

  42. I cannot accept theological reflection that finally leads to violence. Medaro Gomez Lutheran bishop in El Salvador

  43. You may kill me; but you may never try to save me by killing someone else in my name. Mairead Corrigan (born 1944) Northern Ireland

  44. The great terrorists in the world are not my captors, but those who sell arms and wrap themselves in flags called nationalism. Fr Lawrence Martin Jenco, in August 1988, after being released after 564 days as a hostage in Lebanon

  45. Old soldiers never die – only the young ones. Graffiti

  46. Join the Army Travel to exotic distant lands Meet exciting unusual people And kill them T-shirt of 1977

  47. War as a method of settling international disputes is incompatible with the teaching and example of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Lambeth Conference 1930 (reaffirmed in 1978)

  48. War between the nations can never be brought into harmony with the teaching of our Lord. Baptist Union Assembly (1933)

  49. The manufacture and the use of weapons of mass destruction are contrary to the purpose of God. Baptist Union Assembly (1955)