New York Times column proclaims, “Jesus wouldn’t wear a sidearm”
Friday, The New York Times took the only Evangelical, anti-abortion, pro-traditional marriage, Christ-following minister they could find who was aligned with their viewpoint on guns, and used him as a prop to advance their anti-Second Amendment agenda. In a pitiful attempt at co-opting the Christian message, the Times tried to advise Christians that they are only “good” Christians when they disown the right to bear arms and protect themselves, their family, and the innocent at large.
The Times op-ed questions how one can be pro-life and pro-gun. But precisely the opposite question should be asked: How can you be pro-life and not pro-gun? To be pro-life, as Christians are called be, one must protect innocent lives whenever possible. Stopping murder does not make you immoral and anti-Christian, it makes you the opposite.
Even if we accept the premise that Jesus wouldn’t wear a sidearm (because His calling was to lay down His life as a sacrifice), He sure would direct his followers to. Jesus explicitly told his followers in Luke 22:36-38 to protect themselves from adversaries before He left to fulfill God’s will for Him:
36 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. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and
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