Skip to comments.Why Must Christians Defend Gun Rights?
Posted on 02/17/2018 10:47:48 AM PST by tiredofallofit
The reactions from Left and Right are all too predictable in the wake of the Parkland shootings. My social media feeds are overflowing with self serving proclamations, dubious statistics, hateful name calling, and all around foolishness. As usual, both sides are screaming at each other and no one is really listening.
I get the Lefts position on gun control. If we want to prevent these national tragedies, we should make it as difficult as possible for people to get their hands on assault rifles. Even if these guns can be obtained via illegal channels, why make it easy for a potential mass murderer to buy one? Close the legal channel first and then go after the other channels. I believe that common sense is on the side of more gun control.
I say this while at the same time acknowledging that Liberals are a bunch of hypocrites; their never ending tantrums about gun control rings hollow when one considers their stance on abortion and euthanasia. But those are separate issues and we should treat them as such. The Left could be right on gun control and wrong about plenty else.
I am willing to let Liberals howl all they want about gun control, no matter their insincere motives or inconsistencies. We do have a problem with guns in this country and this issue must stay front and center within the national conversation until it is addressed by Congress.
What I dont get is why Christian Conservatives are always putting themselves in the unenviable position of defending guns. And not just defending guns, but embracing and cherishing them as if they are an integral part of the faith. Since when did the Second Amendment become a chapter in the Bible? Since when did the right to purchase assault weapons become synonymous with upholding and protecting our religious freedoms? Are we not just as hypocritical as our opponents when we use our faith to defend these metal objects that have brought so much death and despair upon our own people?
And how does our espousal of gun rights jive with the Gospel? How can we share the love of Christ with others while at the same time fight for the rights of Americans to purchase their very own weapons of mass destruction? And how does promoting gun rights go along with the Two Great Commandments that Christ gave us? To love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourself? There is absolutely no common ground between gun rights and the Gospel! We just end up looking like foolish hypocrites when we attempt to argue for guns within the context of our faith.
Its time for Christians to stop promoting gun rights. We should never be in the position of defending guns, and especially not assault rifles. Let us save our energies for showing the love of Christ to those who have lost loved ones in these tragedies and for supporting positions that do stem from our faith. Yes, we must stop even if it means giving into the Liberals for once.
Because without the guns numbnuts you have no way of enforcing your other rights.
Like the right to practice Christianity.
As a Christian I will continue to fully support and fight to defend AND EXPAND my gun rights.
Someday, when Christ returns, we can beat our swords into plowshares. But not until then.
Not advancing this passage in support of gun ownership, but it is an interesting passage.
Their are a lot of places where Christians need their gun rights to stay alive.
Add to this, “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword”. This means that the good guys better have “swords” or the bad guys won’t die by the sword.
If it prevents even ONE school shooting, it is WELL WORTH deporting ALL the DACA “kids”!!
Jesus commanded us to sell our coat and buy a sword. You might want to think about doing what he says.
What the author fails to realize is that with out the 2nd amendment all the others are worthless.
Freedom of religion is embattled now, how would it be with no 2nd amendment?
This guy does not get the big picture.
Lets get to the root of all development by Christian western European man and the birth of all our liberties, rights and freedoms espoused by common law, rooted in the Magna Carta.
We fought for it as a part of our Judeo Christian Culture, and we have to defend it to keep it alive.
The minute we fail to defend and protect our rights, all the liberties, rights and freedoms will be eroded by the idiocy of the tyrannical misfits, the left and muslims.
That is our heritage and our right... and beyond that our responsibility if we want to keep the torch of liberty alive.
Let alone the advancement, achievement and progress.
In Luke 22:36 He said to them: “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. Vs 37. In vs 38 The disciples said “See Lord here are two swords.” “That is enough” he said. (NIV”
Note: I agree with you, and I believe God was clear that they were to kill ALL in the promise land, when they went after it in Old Testament! In fact, when they left any living and made a deal with them, it turned out to be a huge mistake.
Every time the question comes up we should ask “Will the government do a better job keeping illegal guns coming into the country than they did for whiskey during prohibition, stop illegal drugs from flooding our country, or stopping illegal aliens from entering our country”.
This piece is-——FAIL! Obvious the writer DOES NOT “ get it”.
I believe you are nuts.
I admit, all I read was the title: “Why Must Christians Defend Gun Rights?”
What a dumba$$ question. But for those that do not know, it’s for the same reason the Jews should have had gun rights in Nazi Germany.
No, WE don't.
Supposedly, the previous Administration asked commanders if they could fire on American citizens. Our own government is spying on us.
We, the people have a right and responsibility to protect ourselves, families, and neighbors. History proves the foolishness of giving up a right to defend.
The author is destined to provide entertainment for the masses in the Colosseum.
Countries like Venezuela, N.Korea and Iran now wished they had a 2nd Amendment. Things would have been different there.
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