Self-defense is a God-given right

Published 3:49 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022

To the Editor:
We are so happy to see the U.S. Supreme Court end Roe v. Wade. It was great to see 85 percent of the people of Elizabethton in the Elizabethton.com online poll agree with the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Another ruling gun owners can be happy about is the U.S. Supreme Court 6-3 decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the Court ruled that states can’t arbitrarily refuse a person the right to carry a firearm if they pass a criminal background check.
The Court said New York can’t require individuals to present some need for carrying a concealed handgun in public. This decision will allow more people to now carry a concealed weapon in public even in our largest cities that had restricted it. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 ruled that U.S. citizens have the right to own a gun for home defense. President Biden and the leaders of the U.S. Congress aren’t happy with this win for gun rights.
The U.S. Senate just passed the Safer Communities Act which cut Second Amendment rights by encouraging states to pass red flag laws, require enhanced background checks which will serve as a national registry and other restrictions. It is expected to pass the House of Representatives and Biden has said he will sign it and it will become the biggest gun control bill in nearly 40 years! “The only reason why the U.S. government would want to disarm you after 243 years (of gun rights) is because they intend to do something that you would shoot them for.” My guess is the globalists running our country hope in the future to lock millions of Americans up or make them slaves as globalist China is now doing to their people! China has said they hope to take over America in 4 years.
Years ago Yale law scholar, researcher and author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” John Lott Jr., complained that the major media ignores the facts about gun use. Lott asked, “When was the last time you heard a story on the national evening news about a citizen saving a life with a gun? Yet civilians use firearms to stop about 2 million crimes per year,” said Lott. Criminals like helpless victims.
Things haven’t changed with globalists controlling all the major media trying to ban or restrict gun ownership. The September 11 terrorist attacks were done completely without the use of guns and show that getting rid of one object they can use for violence only sends them looking for another. Years ago a Muslim ISIS member in New York mowed down people with his truck. God allows such travesty and pain because we live a fallen creation and God allows free will. Jesus said in this world you will have troubles. Hardship allows us to know Jesus more deeply and through storms Christians discover the love of Jesus in new and powerful ways and can help others. Christians need to be armed because Christians are hated and world enemy number one even though our message is non-violent about the grace and love of Jesus. Turn to Jesus and be cleansed of your sin and be reconciled to God. Call 1-888-need him.
The Bible says God rejected Cain’s sacrifice. Cain decided to kill his brother instead of repenting and getting right with God. We’re not told what Cain used to kill his brother, it was unimportant. God’s response wasn’t to ban rocks or anything else, but to banish the murderer.
The media blames our freedoms and calls for possible future victims of terrorism to surrender their rights to defend themselves. The evil in Cain’s heart was the cause of the murder, not the availability of the murder weapon. The Bible says people are, “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” Mankind is sinful and so there’s a need for guns in the hands of responsible Christians and other peaceful people to protect themselves and others. The Bible says live at peace as much as it is up to you but sometimes it is not up to you. The Bible says self-defense is a God given right and we have a responsibility to protect our family. Nehemiah commanded the workers building the temple to be armed and have swords ready. Christians are commanded to resist the devil. (James 4:7 & 1 Peter 5:8-9) The Bible says the goal of the devil is to steal, kill and destroy. The best way to resist the devil is to be armed with a firearm and the word of God the Bible. In Luke 22:35-38 Jesus commanded His disciples just before he left them to die on the cross to buy weapons. They said they got two weapons and Jesus said that’s enough. Therefore every church should have at least two Christians armed and assigned to provide security in their church at all times. Our Founding Fathers said those who give up liberty for safety deserve neither and will get neither. We should heed their warning.
Pastor Carl Gallups, www.carlgallups.com said based on Proverbs 22:3 churches should be prepared. Gallups wrote the book, “Be Thou Prepared.” In a dangerous world that is getting more dangerous in these last days (2 Timothy 3) before the return of Jesus, prayer plus preparedness as the old saying goes, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition,” will remain wise. Gallups tells about a church of about 1,000 in Africa that was attacked by Muslims who planned to kill them all but because one Christian had a gun and shot back at them only a few were killed and the Muslims ran. One politician in the 1840s before speaking to a hostile crowd would hold up a Bible and say, “To those who respect God’s word, I appeal to this book.” Then he held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution and said, “To those who respect our fundamental law, I appeal to this document.” Then he took out two pistols and a knife and said, “To those who recognize only force I appeal to these weapons.” Christians should adopt his wise posture and have a readiness for the growing number in America who only understand and respect force!

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton

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