Statement of Faith

Section: Peace and War
RHC Statement of Faith

Peace and War

It is the duty of Christians to seek peace with all men on principles of righteousness. In accordance with the spirit and teachings of Christ they should do all in their power to put an end to war if possible. However, the Bible gives clear indications for a just war. The strong help the weak and defenseless. To confront evil and extract it through war is justifiable from the scriptures. Pacifism is nowhere found in the scriptures. Turn the other cheek has to do with personal insults and not war. Therefore, nations are not allowed to sit by and watch evil do as it will. On a personal level, we would protect our families if evil confronted our family. The supreme need of the world is the acceptance of The Lord’s teachings in all the affairs of men and nations, and the practical application of His law of love. However, the world is getting worse and evil will have to be confronted. True peace will only be found in the Millennial Kingdom and not during this age. In fact, the Lord comes back to fight against His enemies at the Second Coming. 

Isaiah 2:4; Matthew 5:9,38-48; 6:33; 26:52; Luke 22:36,38; Romans 12:18-19; 13:1-7; 14:19; Hebrews 12:l4; James 4:1-2.