Jesus protects his own. True followers of Christ do not need guns to defend themselves. So says a South African YouTuber finalcall07. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect these claims and explain why Jesus never intended for you to lay down your life needlessly or to stand by and allow your neighbor to be harmed. Plus a lesson on the Eighth Commandment, tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia Anstine, and Aaron Israel.
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Links of Interest
- Seattle Times – Lessons from my mother on mental illness and guns
- YouTube – Real Christians do NOT War or Kill People — No self defense
- Charl van Wyk – Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense
Catechetical Lesson: The Eighth Commandment
Applying the eighth commandment to stories and editorials suggesting that the GOP and President Trump want the violently mentally ill to be able to buy guns.
Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts after evaluating the RAE Gear magazine carrier for the past few months.
Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel shares thoughts on how to use your neighborhood social media network as a personal defense tool.
Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine shares tips for travelling safely.
Clinging to God and Guns
This week Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect our first video. This South African Christian pacifist suggests that true followers of Jesus do not take up weapons for any reason. There is no justification for harming another person, he says. If you dare to defend yourself, Jesus will not protect you.
Prayer of the Week
O God, our heavenly Father, seeing that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.