What are the "Godly exhortations" designed for their protection?Hill Top wrote: ↑Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:18 pmWhere...in the NT?luchnia wrote: ↑Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:18 amI agree and His answers are often give them a sword (exhortation) to defend themselves as Jesus did the disciples on certain of their journeys. BTW, that is NT.Hill Top wrote: ↑Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:05 pmChristians pray to God for His protection.luchnia wrote: ↑Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:41 pmI was not referring to a non-Christian. I already know what evil doers do, Christians defend the lives of their family against evil doers.Hill Top wrote: ↑Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:51 pmThe non-Christians pacifists can break as many vows as they wish...from their fleshly existence.luchnia wrote: ↑Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:56 amI wonder how many pacifist would change when a rapist attempts to rape their child and kill their family. What if there becomes an altercation and the the attacker gets killed in that altercation? Situations can be very different, but there have been times when the strictest of pacifist had decided to kill to save their family, or in many cases to save others.
They adhere to the Godly exhortations designed for their protection.
Do you think that defending the lives of your family is part of your God given responsibility to provide for your family? In other words would you do what it takes to save them in the face of wickedness?
I don't ever desire to face an attacker and consider myself a meek man, but I realize it is my Christian duty to defend my family against wickedness if it is ever needed. God has placed me in a position of responsibility. I would be an infidel not to.
Did you know that a man that doesn't defend his goods with the armor provided him will allow a stronger man to overtake him and divide his goods? That man is against doing what Jesus required. Do you think that man is a man of honor before the Lord? Lk 11:21-22
If you want to know about Jesus telling the disciples to get sword read Luke 22 toward the later part of the chapter. I think it is around verses 32-40.