How do we, as Christians, reconcile our support of the Second Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms??
Jesus taught forgiveness, turning the other cheek, etc. The Bible says in at least two places I’m aware of: “Be angry but sin not.”
How do we, Christians who own guns and carry them (legally with a CCW license), reconcile possibly having to kill someone in our own defense, or in defense of our families, with the teachings of Jesus?
One thing that comes to mind is the “turn the other cheek” passage. Fact is, in that day and age, it was considered “not manly” to strike someone with your left hand. So, if a Christian was struck by a Roman, and then turned their other cheek to him, so that if there was another slap that had to be left handed, it would be an insult to the Roman himself, and this was a way of civil disobedience, not Jesus telling us to let people just do as they will to us! (Attention JB: Do you know who Martin Luther King, Jr. was? He preached civil disobedience, like Jesus did). Feel free to research that for yourself if you like, but trust me, I do know what I am talking about in this case 🙂 LOL
But really, WHAT IF?
What if we have to shoot someone?
What if they die as a result? Is that murder? Not by the law of the land it isn’t. Is it therefore not a sin? If it is a sin, would YOU commit it to save yourself or your family?
How does that mesh with the teachings in the Bible?
Please comment and tell me what you think about this!
God Bless and be With You ALL 🙂