Should Christians Own Guns?
Weekly Sermon, 25 February, 2018
With the recent killing in Parkland, Florida of 17 children (we are told), there is demand of gun confiscation. If the Left/Communist can’t do this, they will want restrictive control. So, should Christians own guns? If you were to talk to your typical pastor or priest, you would think that God talked against self-defense, or that Christ did. I have heard this from good Patriot Christians that we should be pacifists and they would use Christ as an example.
Since many Christians think that God went from Plan A in the Old Testament to Plan B in the New Testament, let’s start with what Christ said.
Gun control has cost the lives of millions!
King James Translation
Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: (*A man’s home is his palace, see translations below.)
Here, in verse 21, we have a homeowner armed. His property is safe.
22. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him,
and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
But what? Anyone who can take your gun can also take your property. (And your life.)
In Luke 11 Jesus says gun confiscation comes before property confiscation.
Could ‘we the people’ be overcome by slanted TV news reporting of tragic events, reports designed to bring about, first gun control legislation, then gun confiscation?
And after ‘they’ take your guns what else will ‘they’ take? Your life?
* New American Standard Translation
21. “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.
22. “But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.
21 When the strong man, fully armed, [from his courtyard] guards his own dwelling, his belongings are undisturbed [his property is at peace and is secure].
22 But when one stronger than he attacks him and conquers him, he robs him of his whole armor on which he had relied and divides up and distributes all his goods as plunder (spoil).
New Testament Gun Control
37. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
38. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
39. And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
41. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
46. And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
47. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
48. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
49. When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50. And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
John 18:10. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
Luke 22 is about events just before the Crucifixion. How many swords did the disciples have with them when they went to the garden?
( ) None. ( ) One. ( ) Two. ( ) More than two.
Did Jesus know his disciples were armed?
( ) Yes. ( ) No.
Did Jesus tell them to leave the weapons home?
( ) Yes. ( ) No
What did Jesus say about these weapons? (Verse 38)
( ) Put them away. ( ) Two are enough. ( ) Get more.
Were the Apostles sleeping on guard duty? (Verse 45)
( ) Yes. ( ) No.
Who drew a weapon and attacked the High Priest’s servant? (John 18:10)
__ __ __ __ __
Was the handler of this weapon an Apostle?
( ) Yes. ( ) No.
Did Christ tell his followers to go with him unarmed into the garden?
( ) Yes. ( ) No.
If this took place today, guns having replaced swords, when Christ said, “Put your sword in its place”, this would have the same meaning as:
( ) Get rid of your ‘gun’?
( ) Put your ‘gun’ back in hits holster.
If Jesus did call for ‘twelve legions of angels’, what could they have done to Jesus enemies.
( ) Pray for them. ( ) Turn the other cheek. ( ) Kill them all.
Here is a sermon that was made in 1981. the tactics are the same today as they were many years ago, only the event that started it was different.
A lot more can be said in regards to Christians owning weapons to defend themselves, their family and their nation, but I will leave it at this. The above sermons will fill in a lot more than this article.
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