Principles of Self-defense
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum ~ If you want peace, prepare for war
"Thou shalt not kill." (Exodus 20:13) This negative command prohibits all unjust taking of life. The positive application of this negative command is the duty to protect life. It is for this reason that men should not be deprived of the necessary tools with which to fulfill their God-given duty to preserve life. Si Vis Pacem seeks to provide information from a variety of sources regarding the preservation of life, self-defense, and the use of firearms. These sources include the Bible preeminently, as well as the standards of the Reformed churches, and also foundational principles of the United States.
The triune God of the Christian faith has created all things. His law determines what is good and right and true. Therefore it is preeminently the scriptures of the old and new testament to which we look to establish the legitimacy of the defense of life, liberty, and property.