Strom>> good point there, murder is different than self-defence. I am talking mainly about the people who use God as an excuse to do what they want, including murder. (mainly to gain more power)
Captain>>the apostles were true Christians, as what I said above in THIS post still aplies. Also, some of them were not true believers the whole time, this was the first they'd really been exposed to it after all. Besides, the founders of Christianity were God and his son Jesus, not the apostles!