“Should a Christian defend himself against an intruder?”

Today there is a namby-pamby way of thinking that a Christian is not to defend himself.  Scripture tells us we are to resist evil (James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:19).  If a man entered your house with a gun, to resist him would be to resist evil.  The Lord Jesus said, “A strong man armed keepeth his house.”  (Luke 11:21)  What is the purpose of his being armed?  Jesus said the strong man will keep his house and protect it.

It is true, in the Sermon on Mount it says, “resist not evil.”  What does this mean?  The Sermon on the Mount is the law of the kingdom.  When Christ reigns you will be to take the locks from your doors, because, after all, a lock on the door is there to resist evil.  I think we need to resist evil today and keep the locks on the doors.  To take a position that we are not to resist evil today is very foolish and in my opinion unscriptural.

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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