In the last several months tensions within the community of nations have reached critical proportions. Wars and rumors of wars have become the preoccupation of millions of people. The possibility of armed conflict and even mass destruction is thus increasing.

Recognizing that the National Association of Evangelicals includes within its membership both those who are committed to peace through strength and those who renounce the use of force as a matter of conscience, we unit in urging our government to exercise reasonable restraint in the production and use of its military capability and to encourage other nations to do the same.

We also urge Christians everywhere to acknowledge that their trust is in a sovereign God rather than in superior armaments and to invoke His overruling providence in the affairs of nations so that His people may live in accordance with His commandments.