Moviegoers for the first time are learning something about Seventh-day Adventists. They are learning that Adventists refuse to kill. So Perhaps its time we review our position.
Conscientious objection has typically been the Adventist position. This approach comes in between pacifism and full participation. Adventists have always considered this to be a matter of personal conscience. What would you consider yourself to be?
Consider that the use of violence muddies the waters on the conflict between good and evil. Today the Evangelical Church at large is at the forefront of calling for the militarization of the United States of America. How do we respond? Is it time to rediscover our roots in pacifism and conscientious objection?
A hero is someone who know what they believe and by God’s grace and power they live out that belief. May we aspire to be a fellowship of heroes to God’s glory.
Scripture: Romans 12:17-21
“Unlikely Heroism” preached by Alister Hunt on May 27th, 2017 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington