Turn the other cheek?
“Becoming a Christian as a teenager only intensified my desire to discover what ‘doing right’ in this matter really meant,” writes Alexander. “I grew up during the Vietnam years and many were questioning. Becoming a believer only intensified my questions. Should a Christian bear arms? Reading the Sermon on the Mount leaves little doubt: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God;’ ‘Do not resist the one who is evil. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer him the left also;’ ‘Pray for your enemies … that you “may be like your Father in heaven,’ ‘The Son of Man came not to destroy men's lives but to save them;’ ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink’’ ‘Our weapons are not carnal....’