Charles- since it was your question that started this thread- I just wanted to say that I am proud of you.
You have a new baby at home and as a good father you want to do everything to protect this precious child. And yet you asked this question (I am guessing here) because protection is not enough- first and foremost you also want to set an example of what a good Christian man looks like.
The courage you've shown on this board far exceeds what those who rush for the comfort of a gun can ever understand
Thanks for your kindness.
That is really what this is all about, but really it isn't enough for people just to tell me its okay to satisfy my convince. I really need to find something in Scripture to support and advocate the use of guns in self-defense. I would rather not think about someone coming in my home and threatening my family, but I don't want that same fear to motivate me to becoming a gun nut.
But what really got me thinking about this was after watching a few of these movies, and realizing that our gun rights are under attack. But again I am torn, just because the radical left is trying to ban guns and the right-wing are trying to protect our rights shouldn't move me one way or the another. I am supposed to be a citizen of a heavenly kingdom where Christ is my king, not some republican or democrat.
So again I don't know, I got alot on my mind with issues addressed in this topic. But one thing is clear, Biblically Christians are hard pressed to support gun use in self-defense.
I have to praise you in this sage response, in tender mercy, and great reason, and sound sagacity. Thank you for this offering for all of us and my hat is tipped.
Very well put as well.
For me, I have lived so long on the razors edge, so far from my home place, and on the far sides of the world, in great travails and great triumphs and leading people to the Lord as well, and for this culture, sadly, I am very much a Boanergez (A Son of Thunder
). I have killed in self defense and will do so again and have killed to protect others as well.
Your post though is also sound in that you have embraced a matter of great dissernment and admitted the VEX two fold; one, now, you have a new life from your loins amongst you and your heart for which you would surely kill to allow that child to live another second. Yet, you also see some soundness in the view, even as wild as my life is, where I traffic. Thank you. To, you are vexed that Christians should not defend themselves, which from my view is patently not correct.
I salute you, from my heart.
In good respect,