Please note the excellent explanation of Pastor (Dr.) Chuck Baldwin regarding the difference between killing and murder. Note also the long held traditional principle of “self-defense.”
Spot-on Facebook comment by Chuck Baldwin:
Hmm. I seem to have a couple people who are trying to use my Facebook page to promote the erroneous teaching that it is always wrong to kill. The right of self-defense is a Biblical doctrine that reaches back to the very beginnings of human history. “Thou shalt not kill” means “Thou shalt not murder.” Not all killing is murder. Killing in self-defense is just as righteous as praying or reading the Bible.
I’ve known a few genuine pacifists who say they would never take a life–even in defense of themselves or loved ones. I respect that personal conviction, but to say that the Bible teaches it is wrong to kill in self-defense is just not true.
Obviously, any person who takes the position that it always wrong to kill, even in self-defense, would have to say that one should never be a soldier or policeman. And if that were the case, how long would a safe and sane society last? Not long!
For those who are truly interested in the Biblical teaching of lawful self-defense should read the book that I co-authored with my son entitled, “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns.”
Order it here:
Related to the above:
Past Moralmatters.org articles highlighting the writings of Chuck Baldwin:
- Pastor Chuck Baldwin supports Second Amendment rights: Calls out Franklin Graham and Richard Land – moralmatters.org/2013/04/03/
- Chuck Baldwin to apathetic and lethargic Christians: Preaching the Gospel by itself will not save America – moralmatters.org/2013/02/23/
The ill-fated and unScriptural oath that German people would give to the Hitler’s Nazi government:
“I swear: I will be loyal and obedient to the Führer of the German Reich and nation, Adolf Hitler, observe the laws and faithfully perform my official duties, so help me God.”
Please also note the following topical messages from Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel’s “The Christian Message” website:
Please note 3 important informational links:
“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.”
“When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”
[Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel]
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