BRF wrote: When the apostle Paul faced death for his faith he neither took up arms nor encouraged others to either. We are to live by faith and even die for it rather than cling to this world. Death for the believer is the door way to glory and if God wants to take us by the way of martyrdom that should be considered as a privilege. Set your affections on things above and not below Col 3:1-4.
What if a murderer and thief broke into your home and tried to kill your loved ones? Would you offer your and their necks for "martyrdom"?
Christopher000 wrote: In case I wasn't clear, if I wanted to have a drink, I would, without any reservations. For me, I'm just better steering clear of it. I would never raise an eyebrow to someone elses choice though.