Christian's Right To Bear Arms?
The right to keep and bear arms in the United States
is a fundamental right, protected by the Second Amendment
to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights,
and by the constitutions of most U.S. states. I hadn't given
it much thought, until the question came up on a TV program.
For what it's worth, here’s my personal feeling:
Suppose I no longer feel safe on our streets, so I get a license
to carry a pistol. And suppose I'm held up for whatever reason,
religious or otherwise, and I pull my pistol and shoot him down.
Obviously, the person was not a Christian, and that means I've
shot and killed a sinner, who at that moment found himself in hell.
I've given someone his last chance to give his life to the Lord!
I can't imagine my feeling. Can I rely on our Christian faith and
belief, that God forgives our past, present, and future? Can I feel
clean, knowing that I’ve sent a sinner to his never ending, burning hell?
1st John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
But will that give us a clear conscience? I'm afraid that it wouldn't,
in my personal case. I have to say that I won't carry a gun; rather,
let the sinner have the responsibility of asking God to forgive himself.
I just don't feel that I could walk into Heaven with a clear mind and soul.
Jesus died on a cross so each and every one of us can have our sins
forgiven, and with the Promise of Heaven after life in this world.
Can we stand before the Lord on Judgment Day, feeling entirely clean?
Think about it.