Article VIII

We do not believe in war; it violates the commandment: "Thou shalt not kill;" we believe that disagreements and misunderstandings between and among nations should be otherwise settled; Christ said, "Put up thy sword; he that takes the sword shall perish by the sword."

(From By-laws of the Israelite House of David, as Reorganized by Mary Purnell, also known as City of David, 1935)

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