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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by toye440: 11:57am 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.
when you suffer malaria attack why do you take anti malaria drugs and not stick to prayers only. Let your attacker be the Malaria in your life and the anti malaria drug as your line of defense.
Even the king David fought to take back what was his.
I don't care how you do it, be it your teeth hands and leg or even headbutt. Please fight like a wounded lion or a craze ram.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Taiwojon(m): 11:58am On May 02
let God fight for you



jesus save
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Munzy14(m): 12:01pm 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.
Even the law supports self defence...if you can, please get a licensed fire arm..Very important in Nigeria of today...

Leave your wife, a woman will always be a woman.

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by kingPhidel(m): 12:06pm On May 02
Solowande:
What Jesus told Peter when he cut off the ear of one of d bad guys?
Jesus told him 'put it (the sword) back. He didnt say throw it away. Meaning there will be a time when he'll need it.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Solexgzy(m): 12:07pm 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.
when you don't make the move to defend your self is suicide and suicide is a sin
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by sgtponzihater1(m): 12:09pm On May 02
No. There is a place for violence too.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Nobody: 12:17pm On May 02
IT IS A VERY BIG SIN!
As a Christian, you need to offer the other cheek.

Christianity simply means Christ Like.. therefore you're not expected to kill or defend yourself.

If someone wants to rape you, offer yourself willingly and do not resist. Just commit all to the hands of God.

If someone wants to kill you, please don't fight back or doing so will transgress the commandment of "thou shalt not kill".

Remain blessed in the Lord..

Ndi ala... Mad people everywhere..
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ezenwajosh(m): 12:19pm On May 02
Solowande:
What Jesus told Peter when he cut off the ear of one of d bad guys?
what did God did to Satan after the coupe
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ibinaboonline: 12:20pm On May 02
I think if you go to the hospital even though God is the Great Physician, then there's time for everything. A time for war and a time for peace. Don't be the warmonger though. Do whatever you can to keep the peace. Fight when you have to.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by darlenese(f): 12:23pm On May 02
Didn't the children of God go for war?

Sit down and allow someone kill you in the name of Christianity .
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ogogod: 12:25pm On May 02
The Bible says THOU SHALL NOT KILL not THOU SHALL NOT FIGHT (for self defense)
As a Christian situation can arise where self defense is inevitable, where you will understand ...and the violence taketh it by force


Don't be a foolish Christian. ...lest the devil take advantage of your foolishness
You can amputate the person but for nor reason should you kill
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by kurlz(f): 12:28pm On May 02
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.

I'm not asking for your permission o. It's already on my WhatsApp status.
I love this. So insightful

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Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Kandeed: 12:35pm On May 02
Solowande:
What Jesus told Peter when he cut off the ear of one of d bad guys?

The question is what was Peter doing with a knife in the first place?? was he an Abbatior attender??
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by tunize(m): 12:44pm On May 02
Christianity nor sey make u open your eyes wide open make person kill you before time ooh. Kill the person before e kill u oooh cos las las that person succeed e go repent
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Princewell2012(m): 12:44pm On May 02
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.

God bless you. What actually happened today, God have finally pick my call. Imagine this coming to the front page since 2020 grin
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.

God bless you. What actually happened today, God have finally pick my call. Imagine this coming to the front page since 2020
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by truespeak: 12:44pm On May 02
ChiefSosa:

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?

I understand your question but you fail to take cognisance that the Creator made them whatever colour He desired, thus would it be inconceivable that He could make their children whatever colour He desires?

It is the Creator Who Determines the Colour of His creations whether of the first or of the subsequents, it is Never the creation who does!

Hence my response!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by chineduisaac(m): 12:46pm On May 02
God's people in the Bible were always given to war, as far as you are of age as a young man. The difference between then and now is the more diplomatic approach to revolving disputes. So you can see that God does not condemn self defense, rather he helps his people in battles.
So in these times of civil unrest, I will always pray for protection. But if my life or that loved ones is threatened, I will not hesitate to maim or even kill the offending party when given the opportunity.
Infact if it's possible I would like to acquire a gun for self defense. Shalom!
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Troublemaker007(m): 12:47pm 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.


Law of Nature demands a living organisms releases defense mood when attacked. So it’s not a sin to fight back when attacked. It has nothing to do with religion. It’s simply nature
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by achorladey: 12:47pm On May 02
Toktee:
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.





Do not turn the bible upside down

Explain this as captured in your post
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Princewell2012(m): 12:49pm On May 02
Munzy14:

Even the law supports self defence...if you can, please get a licensed fire arm..Very important in Nigeria of today...

Leave your wife, a woman will always be a woman.





God bless you. She don't know that it was even because of them that I was doing that.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by BRATISLAVA: 12:50pm 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.

Is this a genuine question?

Even the judges in the Bible, priests had to wield weapons when threatened. If you don't protect yourself when you should, who will?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by bolayei: 12:52pm On May 02
Solowande:
What Jesus told Peter when he cut off the ear of one of d bad guys?

Did the disciple disarm the bad guy or did the disciple have a knife/sword on him?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Princewell2012(m): 12:53pm On May 02
kingPhidel:
Jesus told him 'put it (the sword) back. He didnt say throw it away. Meaning there will be a time when he'll need it.

Lol walayi grin
kingPhidel:
Jesus told him 'put it (the sword) back. He didnt say throw it away. Meaning there will be a time when he'll need it.

Lol walayi
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Princewell2012(m): 12:55pm On May 02
obalize:
IT IS A VERY BIG SIN!
As a Christian, you need to offer the other cheek.

Christianity simply means Christ Like.. therefore you're not expected to kill or defend yourself.

If someone wants to rape you, offer yourself willingly and do not resist. Just commit all to the hands of God.

If someone wants to kill you, please don't fight back or doing so will transgress the commandment of "thou shalt not kill".

Remain blessed in the Lord..

Ndi ala... Mad people everywhere..

Is this supposed to be a joke or what grin
obalize:
IT IS A VERY BIG SIN!
As a Christian, you need to offer the other cheek.

Christianity simply means Christ Like.. therefore you're not expected to kill or defend yourself.

If someone wants to rape you, offer yourself willingly and do not resist. Just commit all to the hands of God.

If someone wants to kill you, please don't fight back or doing so will transgress the commandment of "thou shalt not kill".

Remain blessed in the Lord..

Ndi ala... Mad people everywhere..

Is this supposed to be a joke or what
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Princewell2012(m): 12:59pm On May 02
ogogod:
The Bible says THOU SHALL NOT KILL not THOU SHALL NOT FIGHT (for self defense)
As a Christian situation can arise where self defense is inevitable, where you will understand ...and the violence taketh it by force


Don't be a foolish Christian. ...lest the devil take advantage of your foolishness
You can amputate the person but for nor reason should you kill

How am igoing to amputate him? what if he dies doing the process?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Roma10(m): 1:01pm On May 02
heaven help does who help themselves no b me talk kam
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Icumsa45(m): 1:01pm On May 02
Why should protecting yourself from harm be a sin?
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by samuelevans(m): 1:08pm On May 02
[quote author=Godsown0 post=101309270][/quote] Sometimes, Sword▬▬ι═══════ﺤ can be interpreted as Bible as a Christian. and remember Jesus talk in parables, u should know he would not mean they should go and buy swords, or he will rather made it clear to all Christians to buy swords at home to kill instead.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Richwallet: 1:08pm On May 02
grin

Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by Princewell2012(m): 1:09pm On May 02
Mrsoft3:


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.

Hmm I didn't regret my decision but I just want to have other Christians Opinion.
Re: Is It A Sin For A Christian To Fight Back As A Self Defense? by ogogod: 1:15pm On May 02
Princewell2012:


How am igoing to amputate him? what if he dies doing the process?

Cut off his hand (wrist) or leg

...my opinion tho...

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