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If killing is a sin, what about killing for self-defense?

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Life is precious to God. Intentionally taking a life is murder, which is a sin. Nonetheless, the taking of a life in any way had its consequences before God. read more

Even in self defense, killing should be you absolute last option. But if you believe in sinning, I doubt it is an actual sin. If it comes down to your life or the attacker, I cant imagine why anyone would consider it a sin. read more

However, if it is dark in the house, it is very difficult to determine if someone may be holding a weapon that could injure you or your family. At nighttime, God allows the killing of someone in self-defense, since you can't see if the criminal is a threat to the lives of your household. read more

100 Bible Verses about Killing In Self Defense Exodus 22: 2-3 ESV / 101 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. read more

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