Is it wrong for CHRISTIANS to selfdefend ourselves when we are in trouble

India
December 15, 2007 8:28am CST
Is it right or wrong to defend ourselves from the worldly/ people who is willing to take our lives,while we are worshiping our Lord in our Churches or any place.when we are serving the purpose of preaching the Gosphel to the unknown people. I am planing to start an organisation for this purpose inorder to save christian people lives.Is it right or wrong.
3 people like this
8 responses
• United States
15 Dec 07
Well, I don't have a religion so I'll speak from that point. I think you have every right to defend yourselves, escpecially if you are being attacked because of your religion. A person being Christian/Muslim/Jewins or whatever is not an excuse to try to take someones life. I think starting a program is a great idea.
1 person likes this
• India
15 Dec 07
thanx a lot for ur Quick Reply.and for ur valuable suggession
1 person likes this
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Hi hidden, I think it is right to defend ourselves against those who want to harm us because we worship the Lord. We know God will protect us...even if we do die from what they do, we will still go to Heaven. Can you tell us more about the organization you want to start? God bless:)
@soadnot (1606)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
jesus said "turn the cheek," didnt he?
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
17 Dec 07
yes he said turn the other cheek, but he did not say exspose your heart to the sword
1 person likes this
• India
17 Dec 07
I beleive in one thing is that Our body is the TEMPLE OF GOD.So we should protect it cos our life is precious. The name of the organisation that I'm planing to start is CHRISTIAN PROTECTION FORCE.where lot of activities are gonna take place.i'll explain to u in brief.try to add my yahoo messenger id:-hiddenheartin. and thanks a lot for ur support.God Bless You.
1 person likes this
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
15 Dec 07
What did Jesus do when his life was threatened? I can't understand how Christians can say one thing and do another? Its so very obvious what Jesus did in order to save his own life.Should Christians follow the example set by their Saviour? Read your Bible if you want, but for God's sake try to learn something from it!
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Jesus told his desiples that if they did not have a sword, to go and buy one, why? to defend theirselves. We are not to lay down our lives, Jesus did that for us. He also said i come to put brother agains broter and father against the son, I did not come to bring peace but the sword.
• India
17 Dec 07
you are absolutely mistaken.
@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Well, our Church just had a major Evangelistic outreach going on last week. We were able to hand out flyers, fruit snacks, etc. to a lot of people, and even talked to some people to where we had some get baptized, etc. It did pay off nicely as Sunday we had at least 117 first time visitors with us, and we are continuing to want to do this thru 2008 and keep on seeing the results. Good Luck with this. It is possible.
• India
20 Dec 07
which church u go to.and in which country.have u ever visited India or any other countries for out reach mission trip.christians can accept christ easily but in the case of non christians Idol worshippers its definately a high challenege.anyway i appericiate the loving work that u r doin for the Glory of our living God and for his kingdom to come.
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
17 Dec 07
jesus said "if you have not a sword, then go and buy one." when he sent his deciples out. He did not ask us to be put down like sheep. he also said "I come not to bring peace to the world, but the sword... and put father against son and brother against brother." He never asked us to lay down our lives needlessly thats why he came, to lay his life down for us. We are to arm ourselves to defend ourselves from those that hate us becouse of his name. He did not though ask us to wage war aginst them. We are not to convert under the sword, but only defend ourselves if need be. We do not have the authority to wage war against anyone becouse of religan. So be sure your purpose is to defind inocent life and not revenge.
• India
17 Dec 07
the reference to the scripture u have mentioned is wrong to the current subject..once again read my proposetion and comment.. i appreciate ur involment ..
@wahptb (188)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
From what I understood you want to protect yourselves from attacks that are already occurring. Of course it's right. Don't listen to anyone here talking about turning the other cheek or any crap like that. What are you people thinking? Being Christian doesn't mean let people kick the crap out of you. You're not some martyr dying trying to spread the good word. If it meant that how could any Christian country justify having military to defend itself? I agree that you should in no way provoke or instigate violence in the name of your religion but as a Christian you have every right to defend yourself from people trying to do you harm. Christians have defended themselves but mostly attacked other religions since their inception so don't feel any remorse protecting you and your family.
• India
17 Dec 07
i like ur comment being a christian we shoulnt be taken for granted we are also humans.and have the same feelings and sentiments others have.and also i like the quote u have maid that why should a christian country should have a military force.
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I think it's very wrong for people to kill or take lives because of religion. I also think it's wrong for people to make others join their religion.
• India
17 Dec 07
yes u r right. we people are God's creation all are equal.we are not under law we under grace.so every person has his own right to choose what is good and wat is Bad.
@tiffiny (872)
• United States
15 Dec 07
As a christian we are suppose to be loving and compationate to people. We are suppose to love those who hate us more than those who are for us. If someone is attacking you, you shouldn't let them kick your butt all over town. That's ridiculous. But as far as starting an altercation to get a message out that's not ok.
• India
17 Dec 07
wat is it mean like altercation to get a message out..