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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by FreemanTrump: 9:53am On May 02
May you live long in Jesus name!

MistadeRegal:
Self defense is not prohibited by the Bible, neither condemned by JESUS CHRIST. What He only doesn't approve of is terrorism.

If you have an artillery for self defense, it's not a sin.
As Christians, we have a GOD-given-right-to-bear-arms.

Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Zachsneider: 9:53am On May 02
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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by femi4: 9:54am On May 02
Princewell2012:
When someone enters my house with a weapon and wanted to attack me, but I quickly fight back and harm him. Have I committed any sin or offence before God?

Well why I brought this question is this. During the period of the lockdown, when one million boys were disturbing and threatening the whole places. I decided to join the boys in my neighborhood to move around with cutlass to keep our environment safe. Yes I know God is our protector. A lots of people criticized it even my wife. Please is it wrong for me to engage in such a thing.

Please don't mind my grammatical blunders.
Thank you.
It's not wrong. Even the soldiers do defend themselves on the battle field
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ChiefSosa(m): 9:55am On May 02
SELF DEFENSE IS A HUGE SIN. YOU SHOULD CONTINUE "TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK" UNTIL YOU DIE. BACK THEN, A CHRISTIAN STUDENT IN MY SCHOOL LITERALLY WANTED TO CONTINUE TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK, HE GOT SLAPPED SO MANY TIMES THAT HE PASSED OUT ON THE SPOT. FACE WAS LEFT RED AND TATTERED LIKE HE GOT SLAPPED BY ALL THE MECHANIC AND BRICKLAYERS IN NIGERIA

QUICK QUESTION:
The Bible tells us we are ALL descendants of Adam and Eve. How then could SEVERAL RACES of SEVERAL DISTINCTIVE FEATURES have come from Adam and Eve! Assuming they were white, how did Blacks, Asians, etc come from them?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by tempusfugit: 9:56am On May 02
Yes is a sin, the Bible siad always embrace death
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by stanliwise(m): 9:57am On May 02
Princewell2012:


Thank you. There was a time I wanted to flee my house because of fear. Lots of thoughts were going on in my mind weather to run or stay and face them.
I can't allow little children to rape my wife right before my face. so I have to join those boys outside to fight for my self. But my wife kicked against it, which nearly bring quarrel between us.
Everyone are ignorant at one point or the other. Later enough she will understand and be thankful. Knowing the word for yourself and being a watchman and rightly dividing the word of truth is profitable. So take time to understand the Bible. So we can serve God in truth and understanding
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by henrijin: 9:57am On May 02
Stay their make you no defend your life or lives of your loved ones.
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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by jibrilELsudan: 10:01am On May 02
Yes except if they fighting over kukunase then it's not a sin.

Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by OYENIYIJK: 10:01am On May 02
whizbee:
iyalaya anybody, make one useless thief come close, he'll find out why Jesus didn't jump from the mountain when the devil was testing him

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Mrsoft3(m): 10:02am On May 02
Princewell2012:
When someone enters my house with a weapon and wanted to attack me, but I quickly fight back and harm him. Have I committed any sin or offence before God?

Well why I brought this question is this. During the period of the lockdown, when one million boys were disturbing and threatening the whole places. I decided to join the boys in my neighborhood to move around with cutlass to keep our environment safe. Yes I know God is our protector. A lots of people criticized it even my wife. Please is it wrong for me to engage in such a thing.

Please don't mind my grammatical blunders.
Thank you.

Honest truth, sim is personal. Whatever anybody says here does not count. 'Let God be true and every man a liar's


Whatever pricks your conscience is sin, whatever that steals your peace away is sin. There are times God had to punish the israelites for not killing the people he ask them to kill, and there are times he punished them for doing that which he didn't ask to do,and they did.

If since 2020 it's still in your heart,then go make restitution with God.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Toktee(m): 10:06am On May 02
achorladey:
The THIN line between PACIFISM and SELF DEFENSE lies the GREY AREAS. Everybody go carry him own load last last when matter reach that level.

Romans 12:18

New International Version
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

New Living Translation
Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

English Standard Version
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Berean Study Bible
If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Berean Literal Bible
if possible of you, living at peace with all men;

New American Standard Bible
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

New King James Version
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

We pray we don't get to such situations or GREY AREAS but mind got to be prepared ahead of that time. Such situations carries, life, death untold pain that could linger for years.

NEHEMIAH 4:17

KJ21

Those who built on the wall and those who bore burdens with those who loaded — every one with one of his hands wrought in the work and with the other hand held a weapon.

ASV

They that builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves; every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

AMP

Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens loaded themselves so that everyone worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

AMPC

Those who built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves so that everyone worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other hand,

BRG

They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

CSB

who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried the loads worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

CEB

who were building the wall. The carriers did their work with a load in one hand and a weapon in the other.

CJB

I, my kinsmen, my servants and my bodyguards never took off our clothes, and everyone who went to get water took his weapon.

CEV

who were rebuilding the wall. Everyone who hauled building materials kept one hand free to carry a weapon.

DARBY

They that built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that loaded, wrought in the work with one hand, and with the other they held a weapon.

DRA

Of them that built on the wall and that carried burdens, and that laded: with one of his hands he did the work, and with the other he held a sword.

ERV

The builders and their helpers had their tools in one hand and a weapon in the other hand.

EHV

The people who were building the wall and those who were carrying the materials for building were doing their work with one hand, while the other hand held a weapon.

ESV

who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.






Do not turn the bible upside down.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Akwamkpuruamu: 10:06am On May 02
Me that wants to buy pump action or M16 against bandits nko
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by sharpwriter(m): 10:12am On May 02
Princewell2012:
When someone enters my house with a weapon and wanted to attack me, but I quickly fight back and harm him. Have I committed any sin or offence before God?

Well why I brought this question is this. During the period of the lockdown, when one million boys were disturbing and threatening the whole places. I decided to join the boys in my neighborhood to move around with cutlass to keep our environment safe. Yes I know God is our protector. A lots of people criticized it even my wife. Please is it wrong for me to engage in such a thing.

Please don't mind my grammatical blunders.
Thank you.

Baba, you still dey ask? How I wish we can have one on one talk and explain the workings of the world, how we've been deceived with some Christian preaching. You'd better wake up your wife.

Remember, this is the season of fulani herdsmen. Like it was with ancient wars, so it is now.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Soloboss534: 10:17am On May 02
Princewell2012:
When someone enters my house with a weapon and wanted to attack me, but I quickly fight back and harm him. Have I committed any sin or offence before God?

Well why I brought this question is this. During the period of the lockdown, when one million boys were disturbing and threatening the whole places. I decided to join the boys in my neighborhood to move around with cutlass to keep our environment safe. Yes I know God is our protector. A lots of people criticized it even my wife. Please is it wrong for me to engage in such a thing.

Please don't mind my grammatical blunders.
Thank you.

Oga its not wrong
Will u be there till u are killed?
Anyone wey wan kill u kill am
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by blazepascal(m): 10:20am On May 02
no
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by mmsen: 10:24am On May 02
The fact that you even need to ask this question tells you how much of a mental pollutant religion is.

When will Africans open their eyes...
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by jrusky(m): 10:26am On May 02
Is not a sin and never a sin. Pls I beg you never follow that verse in the bible that says "if someone slap your right ear turn the left for another slap" such verse is not applicable to Nigeria present situation and mind you there are some slaps that can disfigure your brain for life so pls use your no6 folks.

If you slap me I go slap you hard back. Hit me infact I will hit harder. No joy for any nonsense. How can I see kidnapper or armed robber or Fulani killers ready to attack me and I'm in a position to decimate him first and I fail to do so then I'm a fool because that may be my last chance as a living soul so sorry no dulling at all.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Godbless3(m): 10:26am On May 02
U will ask God that once u wait make the person kill you.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Minjim: 10:27am On May 02
In this case, Self Defense is permitted for a Christian.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by oguns222: 10:28am On May 02
Solowande:
What Jesus told Peter when he cut off the ear of one of d bad guys?

So, you will sacrifice your life like a chicken because you are doing Christianity?

That's very dumb

Thus is one reason why these Islamic jihadists take Christians for granted.

Do you know how Christianity even came to your fathers? It is by violence, oga. Oyinbo brought Western education and guns. That's why your grabdfathers were convinced to become Christians
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Wapchrist1(m): 10:30am On May 02
Yes it is a sin !! Always show mercy to those that oppressed you
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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Martialb1(m): 10:39am On May 02



In Peter's case, he was fighting a Wrong battle cos the word of God must be fulfilled. so Peter was more like trying to hinder /interrupt the plan of God for Jesus to be given up at that time. So it different.

If you see someone trying to attack you, by all means, defend yourself. But one thing I know for sure, God will never allow evil attack on His children.


So y does evil things happen to good people
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Kubernetes: 10:40am On May 02
Princewell2012:


Yea that's exactly why I want to be cleared adequately. But God supported his children in the old testament to Fight against their enemies.

2. Is it not foolishness on my own part to allow my enemy to kill me when I have the capability at my own disposal to prevent it?

Exactly. It is no sin to retaliate if an external aggression attacks you. I think this was the context that Pantami, spoke between Afghanistan and America. The Afghans had an Islamic government in place with no problem with her citizens. But the Americans went to attack Afghanistan to dethrone them on the baseless reason that they were harboring Terrorists, when it was the Americans that armed the Afghans against the Russians. Here the Afghans as a sovereign country had no choice but to defend themselves against the American forces. I think, this was the basis Pantami talked if at all he even talked.

Please don't attack me, today is Sunday.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Victoria938(f): 10:40am On May 02
It is not a sin to defend ones self from an attack that could produce injury or even death.

When Jesus spoke of “turning the other cheek” He was speaking about verbal insults or even a minor thing such as grabbing or shoving ones self. Anything that goes beyond that can be defended against with no sin attached.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by olowo1930: 10:42am On May 02



In Peter's case, he was fighting a Wrong battle cos the word of God must be fulfilled. so Peter was more like trying to hinder /interrupt the plan of God for Jesus to be given up at that time. So it different.

If you see someone trying to attack you, by all means, defend yourself. But one thing I know for sure, God will never allow evil attack on His children.
. truth of the matter, true talk
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Powersurge: 10:43am On May 02
Princewell2012:


Yea that's exactly why I want to be cleared adequately. But God supported his children in the old testament to Fight against their enemies.

2. Is it not foolishness on my own part to allow my enemy to kill me when I have the capability at my own disposal to prevent it?


You must understand the situation. When Jesus forbade Peter from attacking the soldiers,

1. One it would have amount to an act of terrorism. As their job was to come and arrest and were lawfully approved by the state. Besides, the soldier did not attack Jesus and his disciples. Peter attacked first.

2. It would have prevented Jesus' death and probably changed the cause of Christianity to a religion that was achieved by war and death as some religions are today. Which was Whst he had rebuked Peter about earlier.

3. The time prophesied for the Messiah to die wss at hand. And according to Isaiah, "he did not figt back".

On several occasions before then mobs have tried to kill him. He did not allowed himself to be killed. Yes, he did not use earthly weapon but he did not allowed himself to be killed.

It is better that an assailant dies than for a righteous man to die. The Bible say God redeems the death of a good man by another. The Catholic of old had standing arm of the cross.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by faste: 10:52am On May 02
Princewell2012:


Thats exactly what i have started doing already, after a lots of aguement with my wife. Believe you me i can sleep fine now. It seems like my wife has more faith than i do. Lol some time she will say jokingly later you will call yourself a pastor.

Thanks for your understanding.
Ask her why do pastors patronage armed escort service?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by KosiGee: 10:55am On May 02
Princewell2012:


Thank you. Am trying to buy a cutlass, is it a bad idea? I dont have any in my house right now.


Get a gun mister if you can afford it and if you can get a license for it. Your cutlass is useless against someone with a pistol or AK 47.

Btw, machete should be in your house at all time. You don’t need any advice from people to acquire one.
Protect yourself.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ihimiray(m): 10:58am On May 02
No it Not a sin... If u get killed because u want to be a Christian.... U will be asked questions

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