Self-defense is a human right which transcends political, religious, and personal views.
I'm preaching to the choir when I say that the Second Amendment does not grant us this right, but acknowledges this right.
As a Christian, however, I have heard arguments against self-defense by other Christians who bring up Jesus's command to "Turn the other cheek" and misquote one of the Ten Commandments as "Thou Shall Not Kill" instead of "Thou Shall Not Murder." Two different words with two different meanings.
If you are a Christian or know other Christians who don't believe in self-defense, or are just curious to see what the Bible says about it, I highly recommend reading biblicalselfdefense.com/
The essay is broken up into 7 sections:
- The Biblical Obligation to Preserve Life
- The Biblical View of Bloodshed
- Old Testament Passages on Lethal Force and Self-defense
- New Testament Passages on Lethal Force and Self-defense
- Possession of Weapons and Skills with Weapons a Good and Useful Thing
This is one the most detailed and well written essays on self-defense from a Biblical perspective that I have read to date.
Bad things are coming.
I don't have to tell you where this nation is heading.
Prepare your soul for battle.
Both physically and spiritually.
Time is short.