The Need to use Non-Violent means to Resolve Conflict
Evangelical Christianity tends to be more politically-oriented and oppose the things that are meant for the welfare of the people throughout the world. They do not agree with the idea of sending aids to the poor countries, try to contradict what we think is wrong and they are on the first line to preach of the superiority of the white race over other races. The evangelical Christians also support the use of the military to areas where there is no peace to restore peace and excessive use of military force Use of peaceful diplomacy has the advantage of no lives that will be lost due to violence hence taking care of what God created.
There is this notion that when you are attacked you should use every means that are possible to try and protect you valuable life and property. This also applies to those who also end the lives of the attackers during this incident. They regard this as a way of punishment to the attacker for the crime. from the bible, we learn that every person is created according to the will of God and in the image of God and therefore we have no authority to kill or think that we are better than others. You can’t compare one’s life to the money that they were stealing.
People think that those that do not resolve conflicts through violence are cowards and have the others abuse them. There are many ways in which you can solve conflicts that you have that will not result to injury of others and even death. There is a difference between being a pacifist and a pushover.
When we look back to history, we will realize that there are so many people who used pacifism to solve their problems and they achieved greater things than they have by deciding to fight for their rights literally as this company can show . The examples are people like Mahatma Gandhi of India, Martin Luther King of the United States and from the Bible we see Jesus Christ Himself. The way these people were handled was intense that they would have resulted to violence and even bloodshed but they remained calm and never lost their focus but pushed hard till they got what they wanted in the end.
Because we took our country to our control by use of force and Revolution, we have always tried to solve everything that we face by war or violence. This has made has to use force to resolve most of our problems. The results of violence are devastating. To see God’s Kingdom, we need to love each other no matter what the circumstance.