What Would Jesus Do About the Second Amendment?

by CzechRebel on April 11, 2013

in Christianity, CzechRebel (blog admin), Gun rights / Second Amendment

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We seem to have so many misconceptions about the Second Amendment these days.

Left wing loose cannons are trying to tell us that things were somehow “different” during the time of the American Revolution. You have heard that kind of talk, i.e., “Back in those days they had Indians hiding behind every bush.” So, I guess they really didn’t need a Second Amendment in Philadelphia where there were not so many bushes and few hostile Indians? Or, some hold the wacky idea that the right to have a gun was being guaranteed ONLY for the police and military just because the Amendment made a reference to a “militia.” Apparently, these dyslexic tyrants read the Second Amendment as, “A well-regulated people, being necessary to a State, the right of the militia to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

However, it actually reads: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Note that we left the word “free” out of the above dyslexic tyrant version as the only meaning of the word “free” that they understand is when it comes to government handouts.

Given the existence of Anabaptists and their modern successors, such as the Mennonites, the Amish, the Hutterites and others, we tend to think that there might be some inherent connection between Christianity and pacifism. And there may be. Even in the Orthodox faith we have those who would rather be killed than kill. But that is a pretty high standard, and there are situations in which this would be a dereliction of duty.

To understand what Jesus would do, read what Jesus said and did

For me personally, the idea of universal Christian pacifism vanished the first time I read the Bible from cover to cover. At the end of Luke, it was pretty clear to me that Jesus Christ wanted us to protect ourselves–even with deadly force–if necessary. Now personal pacifism is one thing; disarming others is quite a different matter. I have to assume that someone who professes to be both a “Christian” and an opponent of the individual right to keep and bear arms must be someone who had never read the Book of Luke, or whose reading comprehension was sorely inadequate.

This video traces the God-given right to bear arms back to the Old Testament; it strongly suggests that this right has been reaffirmed ever since.

This video may seem a bit irreverent. Kind of a “what would Jesus do.” However, it does make a biting point and is well worth seeing.


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1 Suze April 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

What I know about Jesus Christ from a pastor’s point of view who believes strongly in the second amendment is that there is a time and season for different responses. Those who are unversed scripturally will tout “love” in Christianity as a reason for God lovers to just lay down their arms, while disregarding the fact that “love” also includes protecting our children, protecting a free way of life modeled after the life God freely bestows upon us, and the powerful love of our own life force. Not doing anything, just giving up actually requires much less love than standing against wrong. Jesus was quite violent in the face of corruption, turning over the tables of the money changers in the temple, and He said, that anyone who forsakes his own is worse than an infidel. Our court system sense of justice is based on our human right to defend our life. I know that socialists actually don’t share that belief, they actually do not agree that all humans have a right to defend their life personally, or their healthy way of life and those of their families. They DO believe that the elite government has all the rights.

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