It seems I have opened a pandora’s box of various opinions here, and in my G+ stream. Actually, people on both sides misunderstood me, which I found ironically humorous.
But mainly, I did not communicate clearly enough. (No surprise there ;) ) See, I realized re-reading through past comments it seems a crucial phrase was missed, and then, because that was missed…. The main point was missed. Let me quote it here for you.
“Self Defense” can mean many things on many levels. It can mean defending your life, or just protecting yourself from another giving you physical harm.When I speak of Self defense, I speak of using lethal force. “
As I contemplated all the responses, I figured I would go to one man I highly respect as a teacher and a Christian, and look to see what he said. Surprisingly to me, as so many people outcried against my post, he and I agreed on this issue.
That man, is John Piper. And here is the point which he so incredibly and concisely communicated, and which I failed to do so. I hope after you watch this, and then re-read my post, you will more fully understand where I am coming from. :)