Is Self-Defense a Right and a Duty?
Does God Approve of Christians Protecting Their Families?

The majority of Christians believe that God approves of Self-Defense, at least to defend one's own family. Does the Bible really support the idea of Self-Defense?
There are numerous incidents in the Old Testament where God "supported the Israelites in battle" against their heathen enemies. Doesn't that provide firm evidence that God believes in defending His people by force?
The United States Bill of Rights gives Americans the right to bear arms. Since many of the American founding fathers were Christians, doesn't that confirm that God approves of Self-Defense?

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