Regarding the commandment though shalt not kill. I have always wondered, if it comes down to protecting my family or I, would that be breaking God’s commandment since it is clear he commands you not to kill?


The Bible is very clear that we are talking about premeditated murder in the Ten Commandments, and not accidental killing or defending yourself and your family. 

Exodus 20:13   “You shall not murder.”  AMP  “You shall not commit murder (unjustified, deliberate homicide).

Exodus 21     12 “He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

13 However, if he did not lie in wait, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee.

14 But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you shall take him from My altar, that he may die.”

Therefore, if a man defends himself or others against attack, and his attacker dies, the man is not guilty of murder. I trust that this makes sense. God bless!

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