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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #690 on: September 17, 2010, 04:02:45 PM »
Christians (and anyone else) should own guns if they plan on shooting someone or some thing. Since I plan neither, I don't own a gun.  ::smile::
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« Reply #691 on: September 17, 2010, 05:00:09 PM »
Christians (and anyone else) should own guns if they plan on shooting someone or some thing. Since I plan neither, I don't own a gun.  ::smile::

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #692 on: September 17, 2010, 05:23:43 PM »
Christians (and anyone else) should own guns if they plan on shooting someone or some thing. Since I plan neither, I don't own a gun.  ::smile::

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I plan on shooting some deer, or some rattlers.  Gonna get me some more guns soon.

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #693 on: September 17, 2010, 05:24:25 PM »
Christians (and anyone else) should own knives if they plan on cutting someone or some thing.  Etc. Etc. Etc.

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« Reply #694 on: September 17, 2010, 06:21:48 PM »
Christians (and anyone else) should own knives if they plan on cutting someone or some thing.  Etc. Etc. Etc.
I own knives and plan on cutting a steak tonight.
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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #695 on: September 17, 2010, 06:22:38 PM »
I got knives. Uses em to pick my teeth, clean my nails, cut up fish bait, whittle a stick, cut twine. I would have to be within 3 feet of you to cut you. With a gun or a Ninja star I could take down people across the street. With my super death ray I can cut a man in half from a mile away. After eating roasted garlic alfredo shrimp gumbo I can melt everybody in the room wit my breath.

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #696 on: September 17, 2010, 11:59:18 PM »
this would fall into the relm of Christian freedom .

a christian  does not have the right  to bind the conscience of another christian and say you can not use a gun to protect your family.

or the christian with a gun say to one with out .. you must go get one to protect your family.






 

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #697 on: September 18, 2010, 08:57:06 AM »
So for those who believe that Christians should own guns, would Christians be justified using a gun to protect themselves or their family under certain circumstances such as a robbery?

And would killing someone in extreme cases be justifiable?

in our christian freedom if we choose to own a gun
we can use the force neccesary to protect our lives and our family's lives from those who want to harm us .


we sinners live in a world full of sin we sin unbeleivers also sin .

2 Peter 3:13
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.


God tells us about our sinfilled world and our only savior from sin . calling policemen or even  using weapons to protect our selves and our family's .  Is not a lack of faith in God if any thing it shows we beleive God that this is not a place of righteousness .

and we understand why God has set up governments that must use force to protect their citizens

in heaven there will be no need for weapons .because their will no longer be sin.
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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #698 on: September 18, 2010, 11:16:47 AM »
I would like to think .... for the cause of Christ i could  'turn the other cheek'

For the cause of harming my family i would gladly give the other guy a chance to turn his cheek.
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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #699 on: September 20, 2010, 02:05:25 AM »
Luke 22:35,36 Jesus asked them, When I sent you WITHOUT purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything? Nothing, they answered. He said to them, But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
This instruction was not a license to kill. The life is in the blood. If anyone sheds the blood of a man by man shall his blood be shed.
The sword they were instructed to carry was for protection, a deterent. To wound an enemy attacking you preserves life, however we pray, deliver us from every evil attack.
As for a gun, the sword of today? It depends on the reason you would own one. For hunting? Sure! Its humane and a kindness to kill an animal swiftly for food.
When I was young a cat came into our yard and was killing chicks in nests in our trees. I trapped that cat in our wood pile and in my hand I held a pellet rifle capable of killing it. But I saw the cats fear then, and rather than shooting it between the eyes I shot it in the tail splitting the tip in two. The cat was just doing what cats do! That cat never returned. Its life was preserved. Even to this day I cannot bring myself to kill an animal except a fish or bird for food and I hope I never have to.
How could one who has received such a precious gift as Jesus' blood even consider shedding the blood of a man  to kill for any reason!!!  ::frown:: ::headscratch::

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #700 on: September 20, 2010, 08:22:13 AM »
Any reason?   protection of one's family... I thank God, John did not HAVE to kill any one to protect us and i thank God for Winchester.
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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #701 on: September 20, 2010, 08:29:06 AM »
Any reason?   protection of one's family... I thank God, John did not HAVE to kill any one to protect us and i thank God for Winchester.



Right on! Couldn't have said it better!

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« Reply #702 on: September 20, 2010, 08:59:23 AM »
I don't want to be accused of xenophobia, but this attitude could hardly be voiced anywhere but America.  "The right to bear arms" - instituted in or around 1776 in such a violent time and never repealed.  Someone quite recently said something like "If guns made a land safe, America would be the safest country on the planet."  Should Christians own guns?"  There is nothing in the New Testament which promotes anything but peace and passivity.  A question which I want to ask is "Would Jesus have used a gun (even for self-defence) if they existed in the first century?  I think in our heart of hearts, we know the answer.

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #703 on: September 20, 2010, 09:04:22 AM »
Yes. We as christians have the right to bare arms  ::clappingoverhead:: Them yanks got it backwards! I said, Do not Kill! It is one of the TEN COMMANDMENTS. If you want protection for your family? PRAY!

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Re: Should Christians Own Guns?
« Reply #704 on: September 20, 2010, 09:21:05 AM »
acmcccxlviii


  Would Jesus own a gun..... I love when folks use such statments..... When was the last time you hung on a Cross? In my heart of hearts i know the answer.



Baring arms 250 years ago was to protect the people from the govering. The more control the government has over the peoples guns the more control they have over all. Just look around the USA.
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