Originally Posted by Glock36shooter
Others disagree that the "Get a sword" passage was about taking up a weapon to defend one's self. Jesus used non-violence to avoid injury but never self-defense via weapons or combat. What is your basis that he would approve of such actions?
My basis is that swords at that time were used for two things. To attack someone or two defend oneself when under attack. The latter is more passive than the former.