Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Christian way to kill someone

Here's a simple guide to use whilst contemplating killing someone in self defense.

  • If I choose to kill this person: Does it help my witness for Christ? (1 Corinthians 9:19-22)

  • Am I motivated by a desire this person to know Christ? (1 Corinthians 9:23;10:33)

  • Does killing them help me do my best? (1 Corinthians 9:25)

  • Is killing them against a specific command in Scripture which would cause me to sin? (1 Corinthians 10:12)

  • Is killing them the best and most beneficial course of action? (1 Corinthians 10:23, 33)

  • Am I thinking only of myself, or do I truly care about the other person? (1 Corinthians 10:24)

  • Am I acting lovingly or selfishly? (1 Corinthians 10:28-31)

  • Does killing them glorify God? (1 Corinthians 10:31)

  • Will killing them cause someone else to sin? (1 Corinthians 10:32)

If you can answer positively on all of those and still kill them, you're doing OK.

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