The Bible On Self Defense

Is it a sin for Christians to defend themselves? We are supposed to turn the other cheek right? Fighting fire with fire, retaliation, or vengeance is more in line with what Jesus said in Matt 5:38-42 when he said to “turn the other cheek”. Defending one’s self both from slander as well as physical assault is fine. Jesus even told his disciples to two take swords with them for the time after his ascension (Luke 22:35-38). Through the bible God had Israel go to war to defend themselves, Jesus didn’t change that.

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