On another board I post on, someone mentioned that she was part of her church's "ministry of defense". This, evidently is a security detail assigned to her pastor to "protect his annointing" (she never explained the idea of "protecting someone's annointing"). She also tells us that this ministry is only open to law enforcement offcers. Now, whether or not her pastor needs a security detail isn't the issue. What I'm curious about is that she says that this is a ministry ordained to the church in the NT, but she won't tell us where in the Bible this is found. I honestly, for the life of me cannot think of where in the NT this is found (I don't believe it is but, in the interest of fairness, I looked it up and tried to find it but to no avail). She cannot account for the lack of this "ministry" when the apostles and early church fathers were martyred (or why they went willing and gladly rather than wondering, "now where is my security detail"?). She gives Peter in the Garden of Gethsemene as an example but cannot account for the fact that Jesus rebuked Peter for his actions, rather than praise him for fathfully carrying out his duties (not to mention how Peter could have been carrying out a ministry ordained to the church when the church hadn't yet been established). She also cannot account for her church's requirement that people holding this ministry be law enforcement officers when the one example she gives wasn't one, nor was he a soldier. Basically, scripturally speaking, this is a bunch of hooey. The only thing I can think of might be some of the fringe militias surrounding the early Catholic church or, in a pinch, the "Avenging Angels" of the Latter Day Saints but neither of these demonstrate that a "ministry of defense" is a church ministry or found in the NT. Like I said, I tried to find some scriptural basis for this but could not. Am I missing something? Has anyone here ever heard of such a thing?