Is it permissible to kill to protect yourself or your neighbor?
QUESTION: Is it true that killing is permissible to protect yourself or your neighbor?
ANSWER: Murder can never be permissible. There is a right to self-defense, but this does not mean that killing is permissible. Killing a person is unacceptable in any case, even for the most noble goals: no goal can justify killing. The principle “the end justifies the means” is contrary to Christian morality.