General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Fifth Annual Session—May 14, 1867 War
RESOLVED, That it is the judgment of this Conference, that the bearing of arms, or engaging in war, is a direct violation of the teachings of our Saviour and the spirit and letter of the law of God. Yet we deem it our duty to yield respect to civil rulers, and obedience to all such laws as do not conflict with the word of God. In the carrying out of this principle we render tribute, customs, reverence, etc.
Source: General Conference session minutes, General Conference Archives web site.