A Christian Declaration on Peace, War, and Military Service (1953)

I do not belong to the Mennonite denomination, and I know modern day Mennonites have strayed from some of their biblical roots, but I do believe they had a correct and biblical view on issues concerning government and war.  They would not participate in armed conflict and violence, yet they were in all ways respectful to those in governmental authority and prayed for them.  What a leap from the hostility we see coming from professed believers in our current day.  I believe we can learn much from the peaceful Mennonite declaration found at the link below.  If you can take a few moments to read it, I believe it will be time well spent.



Do we listen to men who are not born again speak about God?  Men like Glenn Beck who is a Mormon, and Sean Hannity who is a Roman Catholic.  Do we read World Net Daily and other similar material?  If so, we are being led into deception. These people do not speak for Jesus but rather they are drawing us away from Jesus.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.


To say that our fathers have inherited lies is not easy.  To say that, we have to admit that our beloved parents were wrong and were deceived. Very few are willing to do this.  Seems family ties make some unwilling to believe the Gospel.  They don’t realize that a family that has a genuinely born again believer in the midst is the greatest blessing that could ever ever come to that family.

Jeremiah 16:19  O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.



Within the post at the link below is an excerpt from “Who Is My Brother.”  The post is about the error of Christian Zionism, but the principle taught in “Who Is My Brother” certainly applies to many other areas of our lives.  It’s an excellent teaching …

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Christians Gathered in Jersusalem to Show Support for Israel


Last Sunday, one of the nursing home residents told me she sent her visitors home early so she could attend the church service.  I thought this can only be the Lord drawing this dear soul to Himself.  During the service I noticed a certain look upon her face.  I’m not sure how to describe it, maybe a look that said I don’t fully understand, a sort of troubled look.  After the service I asked if she understood what was being said.  She said she didn’t understand completely, but she understood that she needed to be born again if she wanted to go to heaven when she died.  The fact that she had ears to hear that much is significant. She wanted to know if she became born again could she stay in the religion that she was brought up in. (Her religion is Roman Catholicism, the idolatrous religion that I came out of.) She said her mother taught her that everyone prayed to God in their own way and we would all find out more when we died.  I said my mother taught me things also, but that both of our mother’s were wrong.  But I also told her that my mother was born again when she was in her late 80’s.  She said does that extend to the age of 92.  I was surprised to hear how old she was.  She said her “religion” was deep within her and it was going to be hard to change at her age.  I ministered to her and encouraged her to have an open heart and to believe God’s Word.

The Gospel is salvation’s call.  Family can be a great hindrance to that call.  Please pray for this soul if you are a born again Christian.  We have been praying and hoping that we see an 11th hour salvation.  Praise God!

1 Thessalonians 1:9  For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

Hebrews 11:8  By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

Hebrews 11:24-25 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;