art.ht1sm.jpg (10259 bytes)

Christian Pacifism


Our subjects cover: religion (Christian, Jewish and others); diet and lifestyle (vegan and vegetarian); and other miscellaneous subjects.

Christian Pacifism
Comments by Frank and Mary Hoffman - 29 Oct 2006

Dear Dave:

The key to answering your question is the intent of the person learning martial arts. If it only to be used as a way of protecting the innocent from harm without causing more harm or violence, then it could be a peace making tool in a one on one conflict. However, in larger encounters the use of such martial arts could actually lead to an escalation in violence.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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).

Return to the discussion on Christian Pacifism

Your Comments are Welcome:

| Home Page | Archive | Discussion Table of Contents |
Watercolor painting by Mary T. Hoffman - God's Creation in Art

| Home Page | Animal Issues | Archive | Art and Photos | Articles | Bible | Books | Church and Religion | Discussions | Health | Humor | Letters | Links | Nature Studies | Poetry and Stories | Quotations | Recipes | What's New? |

Thank you for visiting
Since date.gif (1294 bytes)