PEACE

Heaven Preview Foundation promotes pacifism as we believe this is a Scripture-based position.  Jesus himself warned Peter against armed defense when the latter pulled out his sword to protect Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: "'Put your sword back in its place,' Jesus said to him, 'for all who draw the sword will die by the sword'" (Matthew 26:52). The concepts of love for our enemies and non-retaliation ("turning the other cheek") preached by Christ (Matthew 5: 39, 44) leave no room for verbal or physical violence.  Moreover, we believe that peacemaking is a Christian mandate since  Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9).  Historically, it should be noted that during the first three centuries of Christianity, Christians were known for refusing to kill in military combat.  Also the vision the prophet Isaiah had about the future world God will create clearly excludes war: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore" (Isaiah 2:4).

Heaven Preview Foundation, Inc.
3843 Thoreau Drive
Valdosta, GA 31605 USA
Phone: 229-251-9927
E-mail: heavenpreviewfoundation@yahoo.com