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Violence and Pacifism
Pacifism- the belief that peace is the central value that everyone should pursue and that
violence is wrong.

Some Christians believe that the Sermon on the Mount tells them that they should avoid
seeking revenge. E.g. "offer the other cheek" Matthew 5:39.Howevwer, they might say this

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Old testament Prophets- the future Jesus' teachings ­ right response to
kingdom of God is one of peace. aggression is love.
"Turn from evil and pursue good, seek peace "Turn the other cheek" Matthew 5:39
and pursue it." Psalm 34
The prophet Isaiah said the Messiah would "love your enemies…


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