I ask because the bible teaches us to trust in God for protection and safety, isn't owning a gun like saying you don't? More over, I don't thing God likes guns to begin with. First thing I think of is what would Jesus do? - He certainly wouldn't own a gun. He taught to turn the other cheek is someone strikes you.
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I know people use this reasoning and I understand it, but at the same time there are other ways to protect your children - alarm systems being one.
In an ideal world. I am not advocating gun ownership, especially irresponsible gun ownership or violence but I think we need to use some sense.
Good point. Jesus even told Peter to go and buy a sword. As a husband and father, if you enter my house without my permission you will meet my gun. I heard of a sign that says "I believe in God and guns, if you break in you will meet both."
An alarm system is not a force field and there are ways to disable it. I love your heart, and as always, you are coming from a good place, but if you were my wife or daughter, I know God would want me to defend your life, with my all.
there are a lot of dead people that thought like you. Criminals have no qualms about killing you if you get in their way. an alarm system is no defense at all.
Why would ii3rittles put his trust in "alarm systems" rather than God? And what's up with him locking his doors at night? Or his car doors. Or that fire extinguisher kept in his kitchen. All these violate his "trust in God" but he keeps doing them.
The page here says my answer has been "hidden due to negative feedback"? What negative feedback? The red -2 under my answer, or had someone reported me to some authority - I see no feedback at all to my answer. Certainly we can all share our view . ?
Read the first and second book of Maccabees from the Apocrypha.
Mickey, I gave you a plus, now you are batting .500. :0)
I think the red minuses are considered to be "negative" feedback by Hubpages. So, if the minuses outnumber the plusses, one is often "hidden" down below.
. . . well, now you can at least see my answer (thanks). That strikes me as odd - in a public opinion forum to 'hide' someone's viewpoint if some disagree . . ?! Seems a goofy way to do things to me.
After pentacost, you never find any of the apostles using a weapon. Their lives were in danger and they allowed themselves to get their butt whipped and thrown into prisons and you're trying to justify carrying weapons?
You speak nonsense -.-
In Acts 23 St. Paul was protected against a murder plot by an armed force of 200 soldiers,70 horsemen and 200 spearmen. I don't recall reading that he condemned any of the armed men for protecting him.
You're presenting flawed arguments and then validating your view on their premises; someone defending themselves against an attacker is not "two wrongs" - it's one wrong and one right. 3am? What about when you ARE in bed and they come into your home?
If no good can come from guns iwriteforyou would be speaking German right now. along with all his fellow Britons. Would you like to send back to us the millions of guns sent to the UK in the late 1930s to give your country enough to protect itself?
That's how I feel, I don't want to shoot or kill someone else. There are ways to protect your family, such as alarm systems and even owning dogs. I think God would prefer us all to use owning a gun as a last resort, if that.
I don't want to hurt anyone either, but I think people need to be able to defend themselves within reason.
Is it not a bit simplistic (and unfair) to call people "hunters of men" because they own a gun? I can love my neighbor but use common sense, too. Even if I own a gun, I need not be "trigger happy." It really should be a last resort in a grave situati
I would give sid more credit if he promises that he'll demand the police leave their guns at the station house when he calls 911 in the middle of the night to investigate the sound of his downstairs window glass being broken into.
anyone trusting in an alarm system, a dog or the cops deserves what happens to them
Well said. God is not against violence when needed.
God calls us to commonsense, not weakness. David, described as a man after God's own heart, killed ten of thousands as a warrior. God even likens his Word to a double edged sword.
I agree, Ddt. Vengeance is God's, but having the wisdom to defend your family is expected. If God considers those who don't support their families to be worse than heathens, I wonder how He feels about those who refuse to protect their families?
If I shoot someone who was not invited in my house is not on me, but the fool that is in my house. I would only shoot if my family was threatened.
Yeppers, I am going to "run from my house" when the bad guy comes in and leave my wife and little children behind to experience his tender mercies. That is the appropriate "Christian" action to take. Or... maybe not.
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Well said Old Sage. Most of us Christians don't remember what life was like before 64. You do and I've read about it at length. Anyone that understands what happens when financial systems break down understands that it is defending ones self and p
and if you believe that and they believe that WHY would they have such a job so to make them hypocrites
If carrying a gun is a moral sin, and you feel that others whose "job" it is to carry one should somehow protect you in the time of need you are asking others to shoulder a "moral sin" because you refuse to. There is a word and concept for that
I don't agree with hunting unless its for food. Hunting for sport, to me, is cruel.
Do you eat meats?
I agree with you, Brittles. Hunting for sport is barbaric and morally wrong.
The African tribes who manage and preserve game animals in the protected areas thrive and survive from the money earned from "sport hunters." Without them the animals would be worthless and soon be completely slaughtered... and the people starving
You are right - St. Peter carried a sword...even in the presence of Christ Jesus, the Son of God.
certainly as long as it is not murder. plenty of scriptural examples
and American Christians better get this sorted out soon because that is coming soon unless God intervenes.
so many use scripture out of context to say what they want to -- welcome to their club