Re: Self Defense~Is it sin?
We do this. No doubt. But I think scripture also teaches that authority is not to do this. When I am in a place of authority, as Joshua, David, Abraham, etc. were, they were commanded by God to defend those under their care.
Originally Posted by Butch5
We are not to demand an "eye for an eye". That is government's job as specified in Romans 13. As an authority or government over my family, it is part of my job to protect my wife so she can "turn the other cheek". My government is to do the same for me so that I can turn the other cheek.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
God does not intend for only wicked souls to be in authority or everyone everywhere would be in mourning.
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the just reward for His sufferings." A quote by Moravian missionary that sold himself (along with a friend) into slavery to reach those that the slave owner prevented from hearing the gospel.
May I live for Him and not for me.