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The Bible Speaks

Jesus

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 NRSV

Other Scripture

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The Bible Speaks on War Peace
During most of recorded human history there has been war in some part of the world. Our own generation has experienced the futility of war which neither settles international
disputes nor relieves international tensions. We pay a frightful cost in human life, in money, in morals, and in spiritual values because we persist in avoiding “what makes for peace and for mutual edification”
(Romans 14:19). Read more »
Therefore: Faith Anchors: Reflections on Terrorism and the Ways of God
Like other national tragedies, the terrorist attacks on the United States mark a permanent date in American history. From now on, the eleventh day of September is etched in our collective memory. The first anniversary of September 11 has come and gone, and the raw emotions evoked by the attacks have given way to other emotions and concerns. We are concerned about subsequent terrorist attacks, about imminent and future military campaigns, about the economy, and about all of the people impacted by all of the above. As we try to cope with these and other concerns, Christians need to hold fast to important anchors of our faith which can sustain us through the present crisis: justice, religious liberty, and the faithfulness of God. Read more »

2002-BGCT-Resolution-on-Praying-for-Peace
WHEREAS the Psalmist counsels us to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psa. 34:14), and Jesus calls us to be peacemakers (Matt. 5:9, 43-48). Read more »

Notable Quotes

“Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.” –Robert Burns

“Cannons and firearms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestions of the devil.” –Martin Luther

“He who achieves power by violence does not truly become lord or master.” –Thomas Aquinas

“It’s not them and us; it’s just us. And all of us are careening toward nuclear war.” –William Sloane Coffin

“We here hot and tired and terribly, so terribly frustrated with this place and these people that we would respond to even the slightest provocation with enthusiastic and brutal violence.” –2nd Lt. Brian Smith, explaining why his soldiers fired upon children who were flashing mirrors at them, days before he was killed by a sniper on July 2 (Christian Ethics Today, Fall 2004, page 3)

Links

These links do not necessarily represent the views of the CLC, but they may contain helpful information and resources.

Baylor University Center for Christian Ethics

Christian Ethics Today

EthicsDaily.com

Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

T.B. Maston Foundation

Wheaton College Center for Applied Christian Ethics


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