Should a Christian defend himself? It would be foolish to let someone take advantage of you.
Peter denied Jesus. Just a servant girl broke Peter. When you least expect it, you fall. Take heed on what Paul says, “Arm yourself with the armor of God.” Put yourself in Peter’s shoes. The sheep will scatter. A friend’s hand will be against me.
Which accused would say that He was guilty? Jesus provided the ammunition.
The entire trial against Jesus was illegal. John 18:20-21. Mat26:57
When you are trialed for your faith. 1 Peter 2:21-23. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.