Skip to comments.Gun Owners: Should We Listen to Bob Costas or Jesus Christ?
Posted on 12/09/2012 7:07:04 AM PST by Kaslin
As most of you know, during a football game last week Bob Costas lectured us po goofy Americans about the evils of a gun culture and how we need to evolve away from being obsessed with firearms. As soon as I heard that drivel roll off Mr. Cs tongue I ordered another 30/06, a sweet Walther PPK and a custom .416 Rigby turnbolt. Cowabunga, Bob. Thanks for reminding me to buy more guns.
First off, let me help you, Robert: Guns do not kill people. Dads with daughters do. Oh, and BTW, Planned Parenthood kills a lot of people like real innocent babies like the most vulnerable form of all humanity. Why dont you piss and moan about PP, Roberto? Whats that I hear? Crickets? Yep, crickets from Costas on the evils of the abortion mills. I wouldve thought that crime would have made Bobby incensed. Oh, well.
Another thing I thought was weird was Bob launching into an anti-gun diatribe during a football game. A football game, BC? Look, I know he was trying to be relevant in his commentary as it related to Belchers murder/suicide, but whizzing on guns to a football crowd is like pooh-poohing pasta and red wine to Italians. You should have saved that lecture for a figure skating event where the male contestants are sashaying to Spandau Ballet, doing pirouettes and floating around in unitards with glitter in their hair. You could have come on during a gentle moment and said, Dont you think we have too many guns? You do? Me too.
When it comes to the topic of self-defense I couldnt give a flibbertigibbet what the heavily guarded Bob Costas says about my right to keep and bear as many firearms as I want. On such a serious topic, I take my cue from a high power. No, Im not talking about Chuck Norris. Im talking about Jesus Christ. Yes, what saith the second person of the godhead is what I want to know.
Now, when discussing what Christ would green light in regard to defending ones self, its usually good to actually go to the gospels, read them and then draw conclusions. Heres what Ive gotten after scouring Scripture a few times:
1. In His earthly ministry, Jesus didnt carry a weapon except the time when He took a whip (a whip! You gotta love it!) and drove the TBN clowns out of the temple. He didnt chide them or write them a strong but tasteful e-mail asking them to please not do that kind of stuff in church.
What did the meek and mild Messiah do? He whipped them. I wonder if the Christ-is-a-pacifist-wuss Christian can picture sweet Jesus laying the leather to the backs of the marketers who were making His Fathers house a place of merchandise.
If Christ were to do that today Hed be thrown in prison, and 99.9% of churches in the USA wouldnt have Him speak at their annual Hallelujah Arent We Fabulous conference because Jesus wouldnt be behaving very Christ-like.
2. Its clear from Scripture that Jesus didnt need weapons because He had at His disposal an angelic host that could flatten armies. I unfortunately dont have that capability.
Christ had supernatural protection, and His disciples carried swords. I, too, believe that God supernaturally protects me, to some degree, because I should have been dead a long time ago. However, should my guardian angel be napping or busy doing something else other than trying to keep up with my dumb ass, Ill be okay because Smith & Wesson art with me as well.
3. Lastly, in Luke 22:36-38 Christ told His disciples, even though He personally did not pack a weapon, that they, in light of His departure, should get a deadly weaponnamely a sword. Check it out
And he [Jesus] said to them [His disciples], But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, And he was numbered with transgressors; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment. They said, Lord, look, here are two swords. And He said to them, It is enough.
Jesus told themdidnt ask or mildly suggestbut told His buddies to sell their leather jacket if need be and buy a sword. The sword that Christ told His compadres to purchase was not a QVC decorative Claymore to hang on their walls to commemorate the good times they had when Yeshua was around. The original word used for sword in this text was a large knife used for killing animals and cutting flesh. It was particularly fashioned for short, deadly thrusts in hand-to-hand combat.
Jesus didnt tell them to carry a whistle, a shofar horn, or a bag of sand to blow in bad guys eyes, but a dagger-like sworda vicious, nasty and deadly weapon not used for cutting vegetables, spreading butter or splitting a bagel but for violently tapping a lung or heart in case of an attack. Now, in a 21st century WWJD context, even though He didnt personally carry a weapon, what do you think He thinks about His followers defending themselves with deadly force, huh, Mr. Costas?
Excellent article. Thanks for posting!
When did the sports media’s little ankle biters get reputed to have more than cliches between their mushy ears?
Why would anyone elevate Bob Costas comments to a level of comparison with the statements of Jesus? Since, we are “no longer a Christian Nation”, should his stupid remarks be shown how they are in direct conflict with Mohammed as well?
Somebody, should be showing his sponsors the error of their ways.
Yeah. Too many Christians - and others - miss the fact that Jesus was no Ghandi. He also was no PETA sympathizer. Remember what he did to that herd of swine he infested with demons?
On facebook from SomeEEcards (I think)...I saw the following quote: “Maybe Bob Costas will call for a ban on cars after the tragic events involving a Dallas Cowboys player driving drunk and killing a teammate”..............
The libtard view of guns and self-defense:
The Bible passage never says Jesus whipped the backs of the marketers, just that he drove out the sheep and cattle and cleared the temple. Nevertheless there are plenty of examples in the bible where a weapon was used for self defense, one example is David and Goliath.
Apart from that “Cowboy” incidents, how many people daily are killed by cars, hmmm???
I am not aware of the whip mentioned - my versions says he overturned tabels, etc. However, far too many use the “turn the other cheek” and “give him your cloak too” as “proof” that He didn’t want us to defend ourselves. Not reacting with force to torts is a bit different than allowing yourself to be killed just to prove that you’re not a violent sort - I don’t see anything in the Bible that says it’s not OK to duck or to use deadly force to defend yourself.
and there it is...
the only real part a gun played in this mess was him killing HIMSELF since he just as easily could have beaten her to death but not himself
Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
And yes he did whip the money changers
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.
I’m rephrasing one sentence, which is a keeper!!!
Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.
Jeffrey Snyder in “A Nation of Cowards” covered the moral responsibility of self protection abundantly well.
And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. ESV (English Stanadrd Version). Also NIV.
“Scourge of cords” in NASB
We all must remember that the Lord was zealous for the house of His Father and this was not a case of personal protection. Still the Bible has other references that support personal protection.
Thanks - I’m sure I must have read it and like so much else, missed (or didn’t fully pick up on) some of the points. I guess that’s what’s so great about the Bible - each time you go over certain passages, much more comes to light. God Bless.
I have a hard time imagining anybody giving a sh*t about anything Bob Costas ever said.
and remember, as a first century carpenter, Lord Jesus was prolly packing some hand/upper body strength in his human body...put a whip in those hands, and a Righteous fire in those eyes, and i bet the temple cleared out pretty quickly indeed...
lastly, Luke 22:36 was the one verse that finally peaked my curiosity for more, realizing that Christ wasnt just some meek, turn the other cheek guy, but in reality is awaiting the time to crush His enemies...
My thoughts exactly.
The winning poster is very disturbing. Who in hades is teaching children that it is better to be a dead victim than using a weapon for self-defense?
It’s a spoof, I’m sure. “Chuckie Bloomfield” is the giveaway.
Then you aren’t looking. He told us not to use force to spread the gospel. Jesus makes no requirement for pacifism.
Sorry, I missed the “not” in your last sentence.
Ping to read later
No problem - I make the same mistake all the time. I believe we are in agreement that it is OK under Christianity to defend ourselves from harm and that we can only offer the Word to others - we can't shove it down their throats. God Bless.
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