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.