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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Yankee101: 11:01am On May 02
Get a permit for a double barelled gun, chamber a bullet to warn any intruder, fire it with thanksgiving at anyone that's out to kill you or your family, from robbers to fulani bandits and boko haram.

Infact God will bless you for protecting others
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by carter88: 11:03am On May 02
I will not hesitate to pull a trigger of my life is threatened, christian or not
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by SachaBastien(m): 11:03am On May 02
Acquire all the weapons you legally can. Kill all motherfucking trespassers with hostile intent. This is your duty as a Christian.
Peter was armed when they came for Jesus which was why he could cut off someone's ear. Stop waiting for a host of angels to descend and help you. Fight! Fight!! Fight!!!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Plusstreet(m): 11:04am On May 02
Solowande:
What Jesus told Peter when he cut off the ear of one of d bad guys?
For the fact that peter has been going about with the sword and even uses it tells us that we should always prepare to defend ourselves. Yeshua is against the timing and that is why he told Peter to put it where it belong since the situation has not called for that. Reminding him that those who use their supposed weapon of defence first or put all their trust in it, or use it foolishly,perish by it. So in as much as we all should be prepared, we should not be the ones that rush into physical fight at every provocation but see it as the last resort especially if our life is threatened. Peter obviously acted hastily.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Exshaker92(m): 11:05am On May 02
Its not a sin
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by justifyme(m): 11:06am On May 02
Dey there and die nau
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by slyfoxxjoe(m): 11:08am On May 02
No. Stand there and let them kill you. undecided

Even the law recognizes your right to self defense. Many Christians I know own guns in their homes.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by oladipo105: 11:11am On May 02
There is no sin in self defense. Resist the devil's
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Elliotwaveforec: 11:14am On May 02
Even the Israelites, despite God's protection, still had an army.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by shoboy9: 11:15am On May 02
Yes and No. God commanded the Israelites to war. He is the same God today. Yet the same God said, thou shall not kill. He told Gideon to reduce the number with him, so the victory could be seen as God, not man. To make it simpler, I ask you - do you desire to harm another? Did God ask you to do this? There is a reason God teaches his children to understand the difference between Rhema (the prophetic word) and Logos (the eternal doctrine that establishes) it is like the different parts of your meal. There are situations call for understanding and right application of knowledge.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by OBALOLA2019(m): 11:15am On May 02
Leave Spiritual things in God's hand and face the physical battle with your strength and seek Gods knowledge to overcome it physically as well.
David had done it. He (David) did not wait for God to fight by himself but seek Gods knowledge and fought it and won....
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by shoboy9: 11:20am On May 02
If you go to war without God's backing and instruction, you may fail and die. If you do it on God's instruction, then follow Him, not your anger or your fear. Sometimes, He will tell the israelites to remain still and finish the job. But He may say something else. If you are truly uncertain what God wants, ask yourself what you believe He wants while speaking in tongues. If you cannot speak in tongues, then ask for mercy with all your heart and with all your might and He will respond.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by truespeak: 11:23am On May 02
ChiefSosa:


QUICK QUESTION:
[i]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? [I]

Assuming means you do not know and neither can you know, for you were not there at the creation of Adam and Eve, same for us whom you ask!

But we do know that the Creator of a thing can produce that thing in any colour that pleases the Creator!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by RichAbujaGuy: 11:24am 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.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by OrdinaryNigeria(m): 11:25am On May 02
Thats why Christians are loosing all positions in this country bc we don't look for trouble and we dont fight back.
Unfortunately we living with people who hate u jus religious difference, bitter hatred.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by smileyoo: 11:25am On May 02
Self-defense is never a sin, because in both old and new testament of the scripture, there's no place where God's words condemned self-defense.
sadly we are now living in a world where it doesn't depends on Christians alone to live in peace with all men. what God totally abhors is the act of shedding innocent blood.
if a 2kobo brain terrorist decided to kill you without any provocation, you better defend yourself and your family, and if possible kill the beast that wants to stop you from fulfilling your destiny on earth.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Sazeals(m): 11:27am On May 02


That would be wishing or calling for it. Just pray a prayer of protection always. The reason your action against the MBoys was justified is because they were already on their way. You guys were taken unawares. So from now on guard against such with prayers and they won't even know your dwelling.

let him pray and buy cutlass.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by unmask: 11:28am 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.
Prayer is the key.....All you need is prayer.....No physical weapon is more than prayer.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by iramure(m): 11:29am On May 02
It's a big sin against god. Anytime a terrorist attacks you, all you need do is just surrender and pray and allow yourself to be killed. As you can see in UK, US and other big nations, they dont fight back, they only pray and get killed
Please dont thank me.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Crunchyg3: 11:30am 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.
if Christians are in the military defending their father land, why do you think it's a sin defending yourself and family?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by tayoccu(m): 11:31am 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 a sin as long as you do it to subdue, and not to kill.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by MrNipplesLover(m): 11:34am On May 02
Thank you, Jesus.


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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by truespeak: 11:37am On May 02
Is it rightful for you to stand by whilst evil is being done to you and your family?

Shall a Just and Good Judge consider your acting to prevent and stop harm to yourself and family, a wrongful act?

If your fellow men who are not good understand the Doctrine of Self Defence and Uphold it in a Just Court, how Shall He Who is Truly Good, Fair and Just, hold otherwise?

Not Possible!

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by samuelevans(m): 11:38am On May 02
I Love this question. My own opinion, it depends.
In the old Testament GOD (Lord, the great warrior) himself support ISRAELITES in War against enemies, he support Samson to attack and kills his enemies physical and many more. But in the new Testament JESUS his son (prince of peace) go against putting judgements in your hands. therefore, God is a Mystery, He is too large for any human to see all his part but we can only define the part we see in him. To me he is peace maker and at the same he is not. Even angel fight (war) in heaven against the devil. so i don't think it's a sin to attack someone who's about to harm you, but as for JESUS (Prince of peace), He is the gentle part of God the mystery, and He go against taking judgement into your hands, that's you Shouldn't attack someone who's about to harm you.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by engrrichie92(m): 11:39am 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.


No now
This our subjective interpretation of the bible self

Whats meant to be a standard guide is just being twisted here and there

Everything works together for good ba??

What if the attack on you is for a greater purpose as well?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Blackman7: 11:46am 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.

Thou sha not kill na bible story. Protecy yourself at all times, even Jesus disciples carried swords.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Godsown0: 11:46am On May 02
MistadeRegal:


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 Daughterboard(m): 11:47am On May 02


Wow!

So JW is not your enemy but you always oppose them whenever they stand out as the one and only organization of the true God.

Why aren't you quoting the scriptures or why not the publication of any other religion but Watchtower? undecided

Hmmmmmmmm so you know the truth but keep criticising it! embarassed

Now it's clear than ever that you're of your father the devil!

That's how Satan was quoting God's word but if anyone wants to stand by that word, the same Satan will fight tough to discourage such a person!

Glory be to the true God Jehovah!

As from today, keep watch on whatever you say against Jehovah's Witnesses Organization, because you're quick in quoting our publications yet always opposing our stand, watchout for your judgement is fast approaching if you did not desist from opposing God's people! embarassed

I am really disappointed in you. Your comments did not represent the view of the Christian Organization. You are a shamelessly and self-righteous JW
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Moz22: 11:49am On May 02
David defended himself against Goliath
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by gbengu(m): 11:50am On May 02
The Bible is clear all things, just that not understanding and quoting it wrongly will have negative effects on others.

Even Satan, the father of lies, the forefathers of Lie Mohammed also quoted the Bible to tempt Jesus, criticised some prophets like Job, Moses etc.

Infact satan was quoting Bible against Moses to be accepted by Gods angels.

To your question. The Bible clearly states that it will be unwise and foolishness to allow your enemies kill you when you can defend yourself.

What does the Bible say?

1. Exodus 22:2-3 “If a thief is caught in the act of breaking into a house and is struck and killed in the process, the person who killed the thief is not guilty of murder. But if it happens in daylight, the one who killed the thief is guilty of murder.”

2. Luke 11:21 “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own mansion, his property is safe.”

3. Isaiah 49:25 “Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go?”



Buying Firearms or other self-defense weapons.

4. Luke 22:35-37 “Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not have money, a traveler’s bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need anything?” “No,” they replied. “But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one! For the time has come for this prophecy about me to be fulfilled: ‘He was counted among the rebels. Yes, everything written about me by the prophets will come true.”

5. Luke 22:38-39 “Look, Lord,” they replied, “we have two swords among us.” “That’s enough,” he said. Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.”



No revenge

6. Matthew 5:38-39 “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

7. Romans 12:17 “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

8. 1 Peter 3:9 “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

9. Proverbs 24:29 “Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.”



Using weapons.

10. Psalm 144:1 “Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.”

11. Psalm 18:34 “He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.”



You need discernment

12. Job 34:4 “Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.”

13. Psalm 119:125 “I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.”

14. Psalm 119:66 “Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.”



Reminder

15. Matthew 12:29 “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.”



You must protect yourself and your family

16. Psalm 82:4 “Rescue weak and needy people. Help them escape the power of wicked people.”

17. Proverbs 24:11 “Rescue captives condemned to death, and spare those staggering toward their slaughter.”

18. 1 Timothy 5:8 “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”


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.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ChiefSosa(m): 11:53am On May 02
truespeak:


Assuming means you do not know and neither can you know, for you were not there at the creation of Adam and Eve, same for us whom you ask!

But we do know that the Creator of a thing can produce that thing in any colour that pleases the Creator!

I appreciate the response but, my assumption is just to make a case of: " if they were to be white, how did the other races come about? Remember they're our ONLY parents according to the bible!" If they were also black or even interracial, then how did other races come from them?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by jclassiq(m): 11:54am On May 02
The bible says, "do not be afraid of the one is able to destroy only your body. Rather be afraid of the one who is able to destroy both your body and your soul."

Meanwhile, I have a strong faith that God is my refuge and strong fortress. Nothing and no one can harm me because my life belongs to God to begin with.

The bible says again, "so that we may boldly say, 'the lord is my helper, what can man do to me?"

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