There is only one reason I would take up arms, self defence and protection as I expressed in my post to reasoning logic concerning Muhammad. You have raised an issue that I had wrestled with for a short time as a Christian concerning the gospel on turning the other cheek.
What do you think about the first jesus like people who dwelt around the Mediterranean where Jesus dwelt? " The Time frame was the same too. They were also recorded in history by a historian. "The Therapeutae" Do you think they may have been lion food for corrupting the minds of the youth by teaching them ethics?
They gave up there land, possessions, and did not believe that slavery was natural. If you read about them you will seen they were very Jesus like.