Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Statement pertaining to violence and civil government, 1917.
In time of persecution, or ill-treatment at the hands of an enemy, we should not "avenge ourselves," but rather give place to wrath: for it is written "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (Ro. 12:19; Deut. 32:35.) Neither shall we take up any weapon of destruction to slay another, whether in our own defense, or in the defense of others, for it is written, "Do violence to no man." (See Lu. 3:14; Mat. 26:52; John 18:36; 15:18, 19.) We should rather suffer wrong than to do wrong.
All civil magistrates are ordained of God for peace, safety, and the welfare of all people (Rom. 13:1-10), therefore, it is our duty to be in obedience to all requirements of the laws that are not contrary to the word of God, and that does not force one to the violation of the sixth commandment by bearing arms, or going to war. It is our duty to honor them, pay tribute, or such taxation as may be required without murmuring (Mat. 17:24-27; 22:17-21), and show respect to them in all lawful requirements of the civil government.