We cannot acknowledge allegiance to any human government; neither can we oppose any such government by a resort to physical force. We recognize but one Lord and Lawgiver, one Judge and Ruler of mankind: We are bound by the laws of a kingdom - which is not of this world, the subjects of which are forbidden to fight; - in
Christian Non-Violence and Pacifism Philosophy | Index
The collection of articles on Christian Non-Violence and Pacifism philosophy you will find here.
Except of those pertaining to Anabaptist Christianity, which are collected altogether in a separate category.
The essence of Christian Non-Violence philosophy is probably expressed the best in short in the famous Declaration of Sentiments by William Lloyd Garrison which states:
We register our testimony, not only against all wars, whether offensive or defensive,
but [against] all preparations for war:
- against every naval ship, every arsenal, and every fortification;
- against the militia system and a standing army;
- against all military chieftains and soldiers;
- against all monuments commemorative of victory over a foreign foe, all trophies won in battle, and all celebrations in honour of military or naval exploits;
- against all appropriations for the defence of a nation by force and arms on the part of any legislative body;
- and against every edict of government requiring of its subjects military service.