Recently we witnessed screaming news headlines of the church shooting in South Carolina, in addition to massacres and other terrible atrocities committed in broad daylight around the world.
In light of these tragic events, there has been a hot debate in the public arena about what we should do as a society to prevent such events — or minimize their lethality. Christians are divided on the answer, largely due to a lack of understanding of the Scriptures and history. In this broadcast, writer and war historian David Botkin addresses the biblical view of self-defense. The broadcast was initially aired in 2013 to address the Sandy Hook shooting, but we are re-airing it due to its applicability to the recent church shooting in June, 2015.
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Biblical View of Self Defense.mp3
*This message aired on April 16, 2013 and June 23, 2015.