I Thessalonians 5:20, 21

Do not despise expounding of scripture, but scrutinize all things. Hold fast that which is right.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

- I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.


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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Don't Own a Gun? Buy one - now

Some Christians seem to think there is something wrong with owning - and having to use - a gun. There isn't.

"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe." Luke 11:21

Appears to this writer, that a strong man, when fully armed, guards his house, his possessions are safe, and those possessions must include his rights, that is, his right to liberty. And liberty is why we have the right, in the US, according to the Second Amendment of Bill of Rights, to bear arms - to protect our liberties.

Jesus Christ himself spoke those words recorded by Luke about a strong man being fully armed. This idea that a Christian is some how commanded to turn his cheek forever like a revolving door is ludicrous. There comes a point in time when a man, a strong man, must and should defend himself.

"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." (Luke 22:36 KJV) The Roman sword was, at the time these words were spoken by Christ Himself, the equivalent of a modern handgun. It was the most practical and convenient form of self-defense available at that time. At least two of Jesus' disciples including Simon Peter, were in the habit of carrying their own personal swords, and Jesus never rebuked them. (See Luke 22:38.)

Don't have a gun? Buy one, or two, or more - now. And enough ammunition for a long war. Better yet, buy a re-loader's kit and enough supplies to reload your weapons.

It looks like we are going to have to defend our house and our possessions - sooner rather than later.


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