.... defend yourself by using a man made weapon? In another BB thread, one of the posts made a statement to the effect that Jesus never advocated taking up man made weapons for self defense. This person claimed that by so doing, it would be a violation of Jesus's teachings about "turning the other cheek," and to "love thy neighbor." Do you think that Jesus actually meant that a saved person should never use a weapon (be it a sword or a gun or any other kind of man made "weapon") to defend her/himself? I would appreciate reading your thoughts on this, and especially if you can supply some Bible references (particularly those found in the NT) that support your position on this issue. Thank you.