Out the gate, I wonder if this is meant to be taken on a personal level or a national level???
On a personal level, I can empathize with the premise. That said, we do not live in a Christian theocracy, and neither did the early church.
True, Jesus said to love our enemies, but didn’t he also say that if asked to carry a soldier’s pack a mile we should go for two? (Mt. 5:41) Imagine a soldier today asking a pacifist Christian to carry his gear. Maybe the reason soldiers don’t these days is because they don’t want to hear the resultant sniveling and whining. But I digress…
So, I say let’s not buy into this particular bumper sticker theology. The last thing we need is for it to catch on and become national policy. I would guess we might last about 100 years before our country would be besieged and we would all be speaking another language.
If I were one to put a bumper sticker on my car, I might have this made up:
“We sleep safely in our beds because rough men [and women] stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.” (George Orwell)
Then again, having served in the Marine Corps, I am only slightly biased!