I realize that the bulk of Christendom does not support pacifism, but if you knew my background, you would understand why I am including it among the false doctrines.
Pacifism is an ideal, which we trust will attend us in our future life. It is impossible to imagine what the sociological world would look like today if all good people were pacifists.
The Nazis would have overrun the world and all the Jews would have been exterminated. The terrorists in the world today would have free sway to destroy all the world’s democracies and economics. Women’s and children’s rights all around the world would be extinct and all decent religious groups would be condemned and executed.
Pacifism stems from an unreal dream world. Neither the Old Testament nor the New Testament teach that doctrine. Most significantly Christ did not teach it either! It is true that Isaiah spoke of a world, in which peace abounds, but even to him, that was an idealistic dream, which will be coming in the future.
One needs only read the Old Testament to notice that the Lord blessed His chosen people, when, or should we say, because, they killed their enemies. Many times the Lord told His people to kill them. Many of the songs of the Jews thank the Lord for victory over mortal enemies. In fact, in the Sanhedrin 72 are found these, straight to the point, words. If someone comes to kill you, anticipate him and kill him first.
In the New Testament, Paul frequently uses word pictures that portray war. Not only that, but nowhere do the New Testament writers teach that Christians do not have a right to protect their possessions and country by using force. What they do teach is that we are not to be the aggressor, the one who starts a fight.
In Romans 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, 1 Peter 3:9, and other verses like this, the thought is concerning seeking revenge against someone who has wronged us; these verses do not have any reference to pacifism.