Christian pacifism stems from the theological notion that violence of all kind is not morally correct and cannot coexist within the Christian faith. Individuals who follow this standard say that Jesus himself was a pacifist and he taught and practices peace, meaning that those who wish to follow him must do the same. Some notable Christian pacifists include Tolstoy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ammon Hennacy.
In oder to be a Christian, these pacifists believe all ways and means of violence must be abandoned in order to fully understand and practice the religion. A more common term for the practices of Christian pacifists is the idea of "Christian Nonviolence."