If you haven’t seen this yet, please take three minutes and check it out. Regardless of what garbage the NRA feeds you (in an effort to scare you so that you’ll buy more guns, so their friends in the gun lobby will make more money) guns don’t make you safer. In fact, the presence of a gun in your home decreases your safety.
It can be easy to go out and buy a gun- it was the first time I bought one when I was still practically a kid. How I wish that I had walked into this store when I did. Realizing that guns have history, and that I would one day come dangerously close to giving my gun a history, would have made me re-think everything.
Check it out and share- it’s worth the watch:
And then check out their website, Guns With History– it’s a digital version of the real thing.
In Luke 22:36, Jesus tells each of his apostles to buy a sword because He was about to be executed to fulfill prophecy. But Jesus didn’t say what they would need the swords for. Since a period of persecution was coming, the apostles probably would not be able to rely on the generosity of strangers as much and would spend more time outside. The swords might be needed for hunting, for self-defense against wild animals or for constructing temporary shelter. It can’t be assumed that Jesus wanted them to have swords for self-defense against people.
A problem with using Luke 22:36 to justify owning a gun for self-defense is that guns and swords are not the same thing. I’ve never heard of a young child accidentally killing someone with a sword. I’ve never heard of someone accidentally killing someone while cleaning their sword. Unlike a sword, a gun is only good for killing and is much more dangerous for the owner.
In 1st Corinthians 6:12, Paul says, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable.” -NASB. Even though it may be lawful for a Christian to own a gun, but as the video points out, it might not be a good idea.