Self-defense is the act of protecting
oneself or others
when the threat
of bodily harm exists.

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  There are many people these days that disagree
with this, but the truth is: You do have the legal
right to protect yourself, and your family,
according to God's Law.

Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Christians can't
protect themselves or their family. We must be slow to
anger and handle all situations with wisdom. If someone
breaks into your house at night and you don't know if that
intruder is armed or they are there to rob, harm, or kill you.
In this situation you are not guilty, according to Scripture.

 If that person breaks into your house during the day
and sees you and they start to run, if out of anger,
you run after them and shoot them, you are guilty.

Never fight angry:
Nothing gets solved when we fight angry. Doing anything
out of anger will most probably result in regrets.
enough."- Bruce Lee

* Vengeance belongs to God.
( Romans 12:19; Deuteronomy 32:35; Proverbs 20:22 )
We are not to avenge ourselves. If we see
someone who needs our help during the
commission of a crime, we have a God-given
and duty to intervene. If however, the
crime has been committed (past tense), we have
no God-given right or duty to go and execute
judgment upon the perpetrator.
God will avenge. God will judge.

If someone wants to live by the sword, they will
die by the sword, as Jesus says. In other
words, he who uses the sword for improper
purposes will die by it. It was improper for
Peter to have used it in that situation. A criminal
or a tyrant who uses the sword improperly will
rightly die by it. But the use of the sword in a
proper  fashion, to defend one’s person or
one’s family or one’s country, is not
condemned by Scripture,
rather Scripture upholds it.

*  This Scripture deals with rape. Notice that verse
27 ends with the words “but there was no one to save
her" What is the implication of such a statement? The
implication is that had someone been around to
hear her cry out, they had a moral duty to
intervene and protect her from being
raped. To stand by would be immoral.
We have a God-given right to defend
not only ourselves, but also others.

Deuteronomy 22:23-27
* 'In His economy, God instituted an armed citizenry,
not a standing army, in order to deal with the
affairs of war regarding Israel. This is what the
Founding Fathers of America envisioned for
our nation.'
Numbers 1

Many people kill intruders out of anger and lie
about it. Many people are in jail for pursuing
and killing the intruders. Sometimes the best
thing to do is get out if you can and call 911.
God says "Don't repay evil for evil".

 If someone is armed or tries to attack you,
then that's a different story. You have the
right to protect yourself and your household.

Being armed and willing to defend ourselves, our
family, and our neighbors is not being
unchristian or even unloving. Self-defense
can go a long way to protect the innocent from
people who are intent on murder for
whatever reason.

The story of David and Goliath is helpful since
“five smooth stones” and a “sling” are the closest
equivalent to a gun you can find in the Bible. David
seems to have been armed with his sling at all times.
There was no way he could run home to get his
sling when a lion or a bear was about to attack his
flock -
1 Samual 17:31-37, 41-54

'If a thief is caught in the act of breaking into
a house and is stuck and killed in the process, the
person who killed the thief is not guilty of murder.'
Exodus 22:2-3

Someone posing a threat to you is different from
someone that is not. If someone punches you in
the face, as a Christian, you should walk away
and don't retaliate. Now it's one thing if
someone punches you once then leaves
you alone, but it's different if someone is
chasing after you in attack mode and
tries to harm you.

This is a situation where you have to defend yourself.
If you can run, then run, but if you can't and
someone poses a threat, you do what you have
to do. It is perfectly fine for Christians to
own firearms, do martial arts, or boxing,
but remember, never retaliate and
always be wise.

Only defend when you have to.
Even though it is hard, do not seek revenge,
let God handle it.

The only time that you should ever use deadly force,
is when you and / or your family's life is threatened.
Every day, put your full trust in God, and if you
own a firearm, ask for wisdom in all situations.

"Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty."
- Ronald Reagan

"People study martial arts for many reasons,
sometimes all the wrong reasons. For example, I
have had potential students come to my dojo
with a belligerent and cocky attitude. When I
ask why they want to study my art, their response
has indicated to me that their goal is to learn
to fight, which is the antithesis of the philosophy
I hope to instill: I want them to know how to defend
themselves if necessary, but to avoid fighting
whenever possible because they will have
nothing to prove by fighting.
" - Chuck Norris

'When a strong man, fully armed,
guards his own palace, his goods are in peace.'
Luke 11:21

'Then He said to them, "But now,
he who has a money bag, let him take it, and
likewise a knapsack; and he who has no
sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.'
Luke 22:36

'Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who
trains my hands for war, and my fingers
for battle.'
Psalm 144:1

* "
Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used
at individual discretion for the defense of the country,
the over throw of tyranny, or in private self - defense."
- John Adams

"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible
to avoid hitting; but never hit softly."

- Theodore Roosevelt

"Our nation was built and civilized by men
and women who used guns in self-defense
and in pursuit of peace."
- Ronald Reagan

* "No free man shall ever be debarred
the use of arms."- Thomas Jefferson

"The right of the people to keep and bear
arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated
militia, composed of the body of the people,
trained to arms, is the best and most natural
defense of a free country."
James Madison 1789

"The Constitution shall never be construed
to prevent the people of the United States
who are peaceable citizens from
keeping their own arms."

- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

“Courage is not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.”

Nelson Mandela

“It’s not about being better than the other.
It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”

- Author Unknown

"Never let your fear decide your future."
- Author Unknown

'It's ok to lose to opponent. It's never okay to
lose to fear."

- Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid Trilogy)

Rule # 1: Martial Arts is for defense only.
Rule # 2: First learn rule number 1.

The difference between Karate and Tae Kwon Do is:

Tae Kwon Do tends to favor fast kicking,
Tae Kwon Do training is well rounded and
involves learning blocks, punches,
open-handed strikes, take downs, throws, etc.

While karate is known for hand techniques,
karate means "empty hand". Karate frequently
includes knee and elbow strikes, and does
use kicking techniques to a certain extent.

Tenets of Tae Kwon Do -

1. Courtesy - Showing politeness toward others.

2. - Integrity - Being honest and having strong
moral principles.

3. Perseverance - Determination in doing
something despite difficulty.

4. Self-Control - Ability to control emotions in
difficult situations.

5. Indomitable Spirit - Inner strength,
not be discouraged.

Student Creed -
I will develop myself in a positive manner and I
will avoid anything that would reduce my
mental health or my physical health.
I will develop self - discipline in order to bring
out the best in myself and others.
I will use what I learn in class constructively and
defensively; to help myself and my fellow
man and never to be abusive or offensive.