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Christian Pacifism
Comments by Cynthia Clarke - 17 Jan 2002 - 0913

At the risk of opening a very volatile discussion (which is not my intent):

Along with many others, I took part in a non violent action in front of an abortion clinic where late term abortions were being done each day (babies over 20 weeks gestation).  I could not stand by and do nothing.  I could not resort to violence for it was violence that I was condemning.  So I placed my body between the baby and the doctor who wanted to end its fragile life. It was the bravest thing I have ever done and it took far more strength to sit and meditate than it would have to lash out and scream and physically prevent the death. Therefore I agree with Franks last note.


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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