1. Jonathan Epstein
    04/21/2010 @ 11:06 pm

    I am so pleased to have stumbled upon this site and this thread in particular. Very good analysis of the bible & Jesus teaching regarding self-defense. Thank you. Refreshing!

  2. PhileoTruth
    10/25/2010 @ 1:11 pm

    I agree with the comments of Mr. Epstein. I am glad to hear a defense of self-defense for Christians. Too often have I been falsely guilted into taking abuse and not defending myself as I ought because pacifism was equated with Christianity. Consequently, I suffered (and do suffer) losses that were at my expense as my opponents exploited my misunderstanding of the Christian’s responsibility to defend. I was taught wrong and given false impressions and guilted into believing myself somehow unloving or less than a Christian for rightly standing up for myself. Ironically, it seemed appropriate to defend others but not myself. (For no one has ever guilted me for defending someone else.)

    Thank you for bringing light to this matter. Pacifism is not Christianity, nor does Christianity mandate pacifism at all costs.