Who would Jesus torture?
This is, of course, a rhetorical question. I cannot see Jesus torturing anyone.
But Jesus did not condemn soldiers for their job as trained killers either, did He?
After supper, on the night that He was betrayed, He asked whoever of His disciples that did not have a sword to sell their cloak and buy one. It turned out that among them they had two. He said that was enough!
It is obvious later that these swords were not for use against the soldiers that came to arrest him. What were they for?
As for the verse: "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword," it cannot be meant literally. In the first place it is not true; not everyone who lives by the sword does die by the sword. And secondly, Peter was not one, as far as anyone knows, who lived by the sword.
Soldiers can be true believers, and still remain soldiers.
And a certain centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. 3 And when he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave. 4 And when they had come to Jesus, they earnestly entreated Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; 5 for he loves our nation, and it was he who built us our synagogue.” 6 Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; 7 for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 “For I, too, am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” 9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that was following Him, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
Also, I do understand that the old law of vengence was to be overturned, and that is was better to put up with minor insults, like a slap, rather than lash out in kind, by turning the other cheek, but He did not say "if someone rapes your wife, give over your daughter to be raped also," or "if someone kills your dog, offer your son also to be killed."
There is nothing unChristian about self-defense.
Now I have a rhetorical question for you, gailr!
"Who would Jesus abort?"
Causing pain or suffering is not always an evil act, otherwise modern medicine (ie surgery) and the forced drugging of the "mentally sick" would be evil.
Perhaps that is not the best example!
"...so quickly toss their God-given Scriptures out the window when encountering moral dilemmas of their own."