What is my basis for saying such a thing? The same as everything else: scripture. The words of Jesus Christ as recorded in Luke 22:36 – Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Accuse me of taking scripture out of context, will you? Well this same Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:34 – Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. So, if you are a Bible – based Christian, it is your duty to arm yourself, and to oppose gun control measures.
It is the people that portray Jesus Christ as a pacifist that take the holy scriptures out of context. Jesus Christ’s admonition to “turn the other cheek” refers to how Christians should deal with others in private matters, not to whether someone should defend themselves or another innocent person from being murdered or violated. The references to Jesus Christ being “the Prince of Peace.” Andrew Wommack makes the excellent point in this devotional (http://awmi.net/extra/article/war_over) that the “peace” that Jesus Christ is prince of is between God and the righteous, the saved, the redeemed of the brethren. For everyone else, their future is not peace with Christ, but being overcome by Christ. Take Revelation 19:11‘s picture of the warrior Christ: And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And who will this Christ make war with? Why you, unsaved person who continues to resist the Holy Ghost, and all the other rebellious and wicked of the earth! Tell me, people, how this pacifist false Christ that people bear false witness of would have overcome Satan and death?
Jesus Christ Himself specifically sought to correct misunderstandings due to these same false doctrines in His day. I give you Luke 12:51-53 “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” And this is very important, not just as a mere worldly political issue. Nay, it is all theological. The false image of the pacifist Christ is one of the primary things used by people to make the false claim that the depiction of God in the Old Testament is inconsistent with the depiction of God in the New Testament. The only possible thing to make of this consistency, they say, is to deny that the Bible is inspired, inerrant, literally true, and the final authority. So, you start to interpret the Bible as a political document to fit your sensibilities.
The reason for making this claim is they want to run away from how the Old Testament deals with sin, the punishment of sin. But this is their problem: the New Testament deals with sin and the punishment of sin too. Thus, there is no inconsistency, no disconnect. So what really is going on is that these people are using a few verses out of context to deny what both Testaments say about a holy righteous sovereign God that will judge and destroy all sin and sinners. You go one way, and you get universalism, like what Carlton Pearson is preaching now. You go the other way, and you get deism. Either way, denying that Jesus Christ came to oppose and overcome the sin and wickedness that are this fallen world and all who love it is denying the whole meaning and intent of the Bible itself.
So am I saying that you should go out and get a gun? Let me say this: any Christian adult that is afraid of guns or is harboring concerns over whether they can be responsible with it is in need of spiritual deliverance. If you have faith in God that He has made you righteous through Jesus Christ’s Blood, then that includes faith that you would use said gun – or anything else that God suffers you to receive – righteously. And further, look at statistics. How many things do you own or operate that are more dangerous and used to wreak more havoc than guns?
Consider this, Christian. If these people deny that the Bible is inspired by God and therefore true, why is it so important to them? Why do they use it to create and promote a political theology of pacifism? Well, the thing that you must know about evil people is that they hate opposition. Evil wins when good men fail to act. Their goal is to convince the righteous people to reject arms (and resistance in general … Christians are told that even speaking out against sin and saying that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven is “hateful” and “divisive”). You are familiar with the old adage “make guns illegal and only the criminals will have them”? Well, if the godless are able to get the godly to reject self – defense and opposing evil, then the godless will be unhindered to inflict their evil upon whoever they choose.
So yes, if the lawful give up their guns, the only ones left with the guns will be the lawless. And when I say lawless, I speak not of the street criminal … the disproportionately black and brown members of the powerless underclass that our media and Hollywood has you so afraid of. They use these images to make you think that the only way to be safe is to ban firearms so that the criminals will not have access to them. You are supposed to be so afraid of the black male yesterday, the Mexican immigrant today, and the Muslim terrorist tomorrow that you are supposed to nullify the thinking portion of your brain to the point where the idea that a law against owning a gun will somehow prevent a criminal who is lawless by definition from possessing one?
I can just imagine Rudy Giuliani, who supposedly is the best choice for president because “he will keep us safe” in the estimation of so many people, telling us that the way to be safe is to renounce our personal God – given responsibility to defend ourselves? If Rudy Giuliani is so immoral that he opposes protecting a viable full term baby in the womb, what makes you think that such a man who has no respect for God or man (as such a person who would take so evil a position could only be) would lift the grimy fingernail that still has the residue of the polish on it that he used to dress like a woman (for the sole purpose of mocking Christians to curry favor with the God hating elites that have driven him to frontrunner status in this campaign, trying their best to set up a Rudy – Hillary campaign so that heads they win tails you lose!) to protect you?
So people like Giuliani and entities like Fox News will make you so fearful of the black, brown, and Arab or Muslim small time criminals that you will give up your right of self – defense and ability to defend the poor, the widow, the fatherless, and the oppressed as the Bible clearly tells us to do in Psalm 82:3 – Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy (and how will you defend them if YOU HAVE NO WEAPON?). And when that happens, the REAL CRIMINALS will begin their reign of terror. And what criminals am I speaking of? Why, the criminals of THE STATE, FALSE RELIGION, and BIG BUSINESS. And let me tell you something, there are no criminals like those criminals … the very criminals that nailed Jesus Christ to the cross: Rome, Caiaphas, and the merchants upset with Jesus Christ after He broke up their ponzi scheme and ran them out of the temple! Now do not take this to be an endorsement of the open advocacy of cold – blooded murder as the false Christians depict in their utterly ascriptural “Left Behind” movies, but we must face facts: it is your duty as a Christian to oppose the real criminals and the Satan that will give them power.
And this is why I support Ron Paul, people. Other GOP candidates may be willing to keep your guns, but only Ron Paul is talking about why … because of the danger that the state poses to all righteous people. . . .