BUY A SWORD, BUT DON'T TAKE UP THE SWORD: COMPARING JESUS' STATEMENTS IN CONSIDERATION OF ARMING OURSELVES
Putting aside liberal versus conservative agendas - putting aside the biases of culture and experience - should we Christians arm ourselves for any reason? Should we carry guns (or any weapons), whether for self-defense or war? While the 2nd Amendment is a bulwark of American life, does it have any place in Christian life? As Jesus is our Lord, giving and defining life for us, we must carefully consider what He might say about the 2nd Amendment, if He was to step into this society today. And we need not look too hard for help from Him on this issue, as He left for us some poignant statements about the sword that should shed some light for us, as we consider them together. What He said about the sword also applies to the gun.
Let us aspire to understand the times and know what we
(1 Chronicles 12:32)