How should faithful Christians view self-defense and protective violence? Why?

 

 

How do we show love, make peace, and reconcile with our enemies through self-defense and/or protective violence?

 

 

Are there any limits a Christian ought to observe and impose in the implementation of  self-defense or protective violence? If so what are those limits?

 

 

How does the USMB Article 13 on Love, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation influence your perspective on this topic?