[CS-FSLUG] OT: "“Bring Your Guns to Church” Sunday"

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Sun Apr 25 10:40:48 CDT 2010

Some of you won't agree with the position of this author. I happen to 
agree. At the very least, it deserves your through reading and study. 
Those of you outside the USA might not understand our Christian history 
and heritage here, but you certainly should understand the Biblical 
references. And, yes, I know this is often a subject that many would 
just as soon avoid, but I'm not known for doing that. ;)


Christians should be aware that the use of force in preservation of life 
is a biblical doctrine (Ex. 22:2–3 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Ex.%2022:2-3>; Prov. 24:10–12 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Prov.%2024:10-12>; Est. 8–9; Neh. 4 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Neh.%204>; cp. John 15:13–14 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=John%2015:13-14>). Likewise, those 
who possessed weapons in Scripture are often said to be well skilled in 
the use of them (Judg. 20:15–16 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Judg.%2020:15-16>; 1 Chron. 12:1–2, 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=1%20Chron.%2012:1-2,%2021-22>). We 
can only surmise that 1) God gave them talent in this regard, and that 
2) they engaged in target practice regularly. Further, under biblical 
law, to be disarmed was to be enslaved and led to a disruption of the 
economic order due to government regulations and monopolies (1 Sam 
13:19–22 <http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=1%20Sam%2013:19-22>). But 
the mere presence of a couple weapons had psychological effects that put 
criminals to flight (1 Sam 13 
<http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=1%20Sam%2013>). There is a reason 
why Scripture tells these stories: they illustrate the defense of life, 
liberty, and property in the midst of a fallen world (and fallen 


"A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a
chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders." - Larry Elder

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