On Sandy Hook Elementary ~
Christiane Amanpour posted a study on her Facebook page arguing for the validity of a full firearms confiscation order, citing the success of no "mass murders" in Australia, the U.K., and Japan since a full disarmament was submitted to by these nation's citizens. In the immediate wake of the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting incident, this is typical of the globalist elitist's response to these tragedies. Of course this study fails to report the subsequent rise in crime, including home invasion robberies, because the populace is completely defenseless against the criminal element and the government is absolutely impotent in protecting the law abiding.
Nonetheless, Amanpour's followers lauded the idea.
What disturbs me the most is the secular media, certainly no friend of Biblical, New Testament Christianity, giving forum to self-proclaiming "Evangelical" Christian pastors to call for gun control, arbitrary gun confiscation, and the continued undermining of the Second Amendment. Daniel Darling, pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church, writing on the CNN belief blog, in an article entitled, "It's time for evangelicals to speak up about guns," is receiving positive response from some quarters. Pastor Darling, in really getting down to brass tacks, retweets a screen grab of the initial CNN graphic which states further, "Evangelicals, Speak Out Against Guns."
Let me first state up front I don't know pastor Darling's heart. But I can make some clear judgments by the content of his article. I also know history and the history of gun control. And this "Evangelical" will not speak out against guns.
Pastor Darling's article, after giving a superficial nod to Biblical truth on self-defense more than once, modifies this Biblical truth with much personal opinion. His article is riddled with the emotive terminology oft employed by secular anti-gun writers. He states in his article, "Gun ownership should be a privilege earned by good behavior and conferred only on the most trustworthy of our citizens," (what else in the Bill of Rights should be "conferred only" by someone's arbitrary standard?) than turns around and states on his Twitter feed, "And I think a national mental database is much more worrisome than banning assault weapons" (without a national database how does he think someone's "good" behavior is to be ascertained?).
The rest of his reasoning is just as erratic. Time does not permit an effective response to the many more concerns in his article; I have addressed them over the years in resources posted on my site..
Another more overt offense is where he retweets an individual's statement, "It's possible to use the Scripture to support ideas the Scripture does not in fact support. Luke 4:9-12," this, after doing the exact same thing in his article, linking to scripture to support his very weak argument calling for gun control and full bans.
As my associate Tom Pardue once stated in a debate with an Australian female police officer on these very same issues, "She is attempting to bind men's consciences without sufficient Scriptural support. ... If her conscience is bound that gun ownership is a sin, so be it, even though it isn't supported by Scripture, but she should not attempt to bind another's conscience. See Romans 14 for details of this sin."
Pastor Darling states, "New gun laws won't prevent every future crime, but perhaps a few common-sense regulations would help destroy a culture of violence that so tempts young troubled men."
No, a few "common sense" regulations will do absolutely nothing to destroy any "culture of violence." Only the Biblical GOSPEL preached with boldness and clarity will destroy the "culture of violence." Only calling men and womenthis nationto repentance of their SIN and exclusive submission to the finished work of the cross will destroy any "culture of violence." Only people being born again and bowing to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in the personal lives and churches and communities will destroy any "culture of violence."
Gun control is once again, purely cosmetic.
Pastor Darling, in his article in response to the Connecticut shooting scenario, models once again everything that is wrong with "Evangelical" Christianity in America. In his one opportunity to impact the nation for good in the wake of the shooting, his presentation is completely devoid of the Gospel! The only thing that can save this nation and change hearts and minds!
Dear valued friends and peers, the Connecticut shooting happening at this time in our history, and the draconian measures already being forwarded by neo-socialists and self-proclaimed "Evangelical" pastors is instructive.
I have argued that the American Evangelical church is at a critical and unique position in these days. For absolutely everything wrong, the evil that surrounds us, that anybody can point out wrong with America, the Gospel is being heralded to the nation, and further out from this nation, to the world! No where else in the world today is this happening. I go to a church that just this past summer broadcast the unvarnished Gospel to the whole nationin one day.
If you were Satan, the adversary, and you saw this, wouldn't you being doing absolutely everything you could to stop this high profile preaching of the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ? Wouldn't you being pulling out all the stops to hobble this; to shut it down?
Yet many "Evangelical" Christians fail to see the connection between America's unique Second Amendment heritage - the teeth of the Constitution and Bill of Rights - and the freedom we have in this country to proclaim the Gospel unmolested.
Is not God sovereign in the creation of this nation? Were these freedoms we are provided for with no purpose? Are "Evangelical" pastors taking stands such as this wiser than He is?
Where else in this world is the New Testament church not being persecuted and tortured, especially in nations where the right to self-defense is limited or simply non-existent?
Right, pretty much no where.
Nevertheless, American "Evangelical" pastors are jumping on the gun control bandwagon, goaded by the whip of obviously satanically initiated shootings like the one in Connecticut, accepting the praise of men and this world, in a short-sighted gambit to radically alter the cultural balance and equilibrium that guarantees their comfortable pulpits.
Just amazing! How blind to history and the devices of the adversary!
Because if the current push to undermine the Second Amendment, American gun ownership, and self-defense is conceded to, much worse things than Sandy Hook can be expected down the road. God help this nation and the Spirit-filled church in this nation to listen to the warnings of more Biblical "Evangelicals" like Joel Rosenberg and Greg Laurie in these troubled times. Those Christians who know the times in Americaand the wiles of the adversarypray against that last final belch from the pit of hell over this nation that still holds hope for so many...
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·"A Christian Response to Gun Control "·
An excellent article mixing Biblical truth and history with contemporary trends of recent years. By Don Schanzenbach
·"The Satanic Nature of Tennessee Gun Control "·
An article originally written in 1998 by friend and mentor, Tom Pardue Sr (USA Ret.).
·"How Soon We Forget"·
Why one man and his family support the NRA and the national gun rights "lobby." My observations of the Los Angeles Riots and the desperation of the law abiding populace left to themselves.
·"Interview With The Bogeyman"·
The former Chaplain of the Second Amendment PD and Attorney Jess B. Guy (BATF Ret.) sit down for a heart to heart on gun ownership, the Second Amendment and U.S. Constitution, and all things law enforcement.
·Traits Of Gun Control Advocates·
The seven personality traits of gun controllers and confiscators and what propels them on their destructive path.
·"Project Megiddo" Of The FBI·
The FBI's threat assessment for the Millennium. The whole U.S. Conservative/Christian community is implicated.
·A Debate Between The Warriors·
A debate between an American Patriot and a Christian Statesman concerning government dissent.
·Gun Owners! ~ Let's Get Serious!·
The foundational problem facing law-abiding gun owning America.
This article was published in the California Rifle and Pistol Association's magazine, "The Firing Line" in the January, 2000, issue. My deepest respects and regards to the leadership of the CRPA for this honored opportunity to address the forum.
·A Biblical Response To Gun Control·
What does the Bible really say about self-defense and gun control? That issue is addressed on this recorded debate which took place on the email list of a very well respected Conservative/Christian law enforcement ministry.
·Media Intensifies Attack Against Gun Industry·
Writer and author, Jon Christian Ryter, comments on the biased assault
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COLD COMFORT Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of gunsand the hazards of pointing them out. This interview with Dr. Lott is found on the "Reason" website. It was a good interview and is well worth the read.
DOES GOD BELIEVE IN GUN CONTROL? An article by David Kopel in which he says: "But did God really endorse the Brady Bill? One would certainly think so, given the huge number of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious organizations that endorsed the Brady Bill, and which endorse virtually every other gun control proposal"
FIREARM FACTS Here are some more solid facts given by the NRA/IL about guns. Liberals don't like facts that are in antithesis to their belief system regarding firearms.
GIVE ME LIBERTY This is the famous Patrick Henry speech. It is apropos for the freedom issue and the RKBA.
GOT GUNS? An article by Andrew Sandlin, editor of Chalcedon Report, who does not even own a gun. Yet, he is for the "right to bear arms." Andrew says: "The biggest hypocrites on gun control are those who live in upscale developments with armed security guardsand who want to keep other people from having guns to defend themselves."
HISTORICAL PRECEDENT FOR CHRISTIAN MILITIA An article by a conservative Lutheran on early era for Independence. "In the American Revolution many clergymen took up arms against the British. The pulpits of nearly every colonial meeting house had for years proclaimed the apostasy of King George's government and the established Church. When the tyranny of British rule had become to much to bear, patriot clergymen not only encouraged the men in their congregation to join the American Army but actually formed and lead militias in the cause of liberty."
NRA'S GUIDE TO FIREARM SAFETY Having a gun is a God-given right. However, it is extremely important to know how to properly use and handle a firearm. The NRA has put out a series of brochures on firearm safety. Here you will find several of them together. You ought to find this informative and helpful.
REAL GUN CONTROL IS HITTING WHAT YOU AIM AT This is a great article written by Brian Abshire in the Chalcedon Report in their Feb. 2000 issue: "Mr. Wacko enters a public place to start his shooting rampage and one armed citizen who knows how to focus on the front sight and squeeze the trigger is all that is needed to ruin the bad guy's whole day."
REASONS TO OWN A FIREARM This is a list of several reasons why one ought to own and know how to use a firearm.
SELF-DEFENSE OR TURN THE OTHER CHEEK? This is an article I wrote on Matt. 5:38-39. There seems to be much confusion in Christian circles regarding our Lord's statement. I believe these verses are wrongly applied by pacifists and strive to show how the Bible does not forbid but rather encourages self-defense.
THE JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO GUN VIOLENCE COVERAGE A good article by Dr. Michael Brown. It is a satire about journalists and their reporting on gun violence.
20,000 GUN LAWS THAT DON'T WORK An article by W. Caffey who says: "with all these new laws, the majority of which have been created since 1968, we have had more and more illegal use of firearms than ever before. Despite all the laws and despite harsher penalties. One has to ask why?"
WHAT DOES THE SECOND AMENDMENT MEAN? J. Neil Shulman interviews a language expert on the proper reading of the Second Amendment. Very interesting! Originally printed in the Gun Week.
WHAT AUTHORITY HAS THE CHRISTIAN FREEMAN TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS? A good article by a conservative Lutheran on the biblical obligation Christians have to be armed. You might not agree with everything but most of his arguments (from Scripture) you will find convincing and thought provoking.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT GUN CONTROL? A good article by Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, on what the Bible says about gun control. "Resisting an attack is not to be confused with taking vengeance which is the exclusive domain of God (Rom. 12:19)." This article also appears on the GOA web site as well as in the Chalcedon Report, Feb. 2000.
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