Does the New Testament prohibit all forms of self-defense?
What did Jesus mean by "turn the other cheek"?
Paul wrote to the Roman Christians, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." (Rom. 12:18) But, what if it is not possible? What if others will not live at peace with us? Does there come a time when force is necessary to resist evil? Is there such a thing as a "just war"? Can war be reconciled with the sacredness of human life?
These questions remain as relevant as ever to all who care about the issues of peace, justice, and freedom. In this incisive critique of pacifism, Dr. Robert A. Morey answers such questions in light of the Bible and church history.