Defend or Fight?

Grace Martial Arts (GMA) believes that Christians have a right to defend themselves, their families and people in danger. We see no law, principle or suggestion in the Bible against Christians defending themselves or someone in danger. In fact, God gives parents, lawmakers and governments the responsibility to defend themselves and other law-abiding citizens against attack. That’s why cities, counties and states hire law enforcement officers and nations build military divisions: to defend themselves against criminal attack. It is well within the right of every citizen to defend themselves within the parameters of the laws of the individual states and the country.

Fighting because of greed, jealousy or the desire to dominate or harm another person is wrong. GMA teaches students to defend rather than fight. The word, defend means “to make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm.” The sole purpose of self-defense is to protect your life or the life of someone in your family or an innocent person who is in danger from attack or harm. That is well within the framework of God’s Word and Will.

Grace Martial Arts (GMA) has developed special self-defense classes to help Christian families, churches, schools and organizations in a world growing more violent every day. Unfortunately, some of that violence is aimed at Christians and the Christian community. It is our desire to help every Christian learn how to defend themselves and their family.

Grace Martial Arts instructors are devoted to teaching Christ-centered martial arts principles and emphasizing “personal safety and being saved.” Being “safe” means knowing how to effectively and compassionately defend yourself and others physically. Being “saved” means knowing you are saved from sin by the Blood of Jesus Christ and will go to heaven because of His Resurrection from the grave.

[From the Grace Martial Arts Black Belt Study Guide]

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