Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

David Foley holds a handgun while shopping at the Spring Guns and Ammo store Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Spring, Texas. President Barack Obama is making good on his pledge to politicize gun violence. The package of gun-control executive actions Obama will formally announce Tuesday has pushed the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign, just weeks from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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What Does Gun Control Have To Do With Christianity?

By Gordon King

Hello folks, may the peace of God Bless You and Guide You!

I know that many of you may be asking the question: “What does gun control have to do with Christianity?”.

Many of you may be wondering why I post so many articles on gun control?

Well, nothing directly.  However, if you stop and think about it, quite a lot.  First off, it helps to know a little bit about the founding history of our country (America).  I will give only a brief account and explanation as this is not meant to be a history lesson, nor, am I a historian!

Our country (America) was founded by Pilgrims who were “Puritans” and “Separatists” from the Church of England.  The church was under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I and then King James I.  The Puritans wanted to purify the church and return to a more basic and simple worship of God.  Like in the early days of the Christian church.  This however, was illegal.  The Christians at this time were not even allowed to own a bible in English.  They only heard the Word of God through the Monarchy and his/her elected priests.  These Christians were persecuted by the government.  It was an extremely dangerous time for them.  They headed to America in the early 1620’s to establish a colony where they could worship God as they saw as necessary, however, under very tragic conditions.

After the colonies had been established for approximately 150 years, the American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and lasted until 1783.  This (war) was due to the British government ruling the colonies without representation, (such as) more specifically, imposing heavy taxes on the colonists.  During that time, 1776, the Americans wrote the “Declaration of Independence”, declaring the independence of America as a new nation.

In later years, 1788, the United States Constitution was ratified, which established a strong national government.  In 1791 the United States Bill of Rights and it’s amendments was established as a list of important rights given to its citizens.

The first four amendments to the Bill of Rights are posted here, with the second amendment pertaining to gun control:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Thomas Jefferson argued that “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

When the government takes away our rights as given in the above mentioned amendments, then it was meant for the citizens of the United States of America to be able to defend themselves.  Our country was founded on Christian morals, values and God himself!

Therefore it is extremely important for Americans and Christians to be able to defend themselves.  Not only from criminals or enemies of the state, but, from a tyrannical government.  A government gone bad!

Once the government takes away our right to bear arms and our arms, then, they have all the power they need to institute whatever they desire.  They can control populations, organizations, churches, food, power, water shelter, land, change laws, imprison people, exterminate people, etc, etc, etc.

This is why I post so many articles on the subject.  Because it is so vital to our survival as Americans and as Christians.

The bible does not say that we are not to defend ourselves.  I know, some people will argue with me on this point.  However, when Jesus said to turn the other cheek, that is not what he meant.  That is an entirely different subject.  And I will not discuss that here.  He also told his disciples to go out and  sell what they have and buy two swords (which is equivalent to two AR-15s nowadays).  Why did he do that?  For show?   Because he just liked swords?  I don’t think so.  They were meant for self-defense.

Another reason that I post these articles is to show everyone that we are very close to Christ’s return.  This is another sign of the end times.

So let us be aware, keep sober and be prepared.  We know what is coming.  We don’t know exactly when.  We don’t know how bad it will get before the rapture.  If you don’t believe in the rapture, then you should be even more concerned.

God Bless Everyone!  I pray for the lost to come to Salvation!  I pray for God to pour out his Holy Spirit upon the world for revival and Salvation!!!  Peace…..       😉

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