Friday, November 10, 2017

Let Me Ask One More Time: Were You Armed in Church this Sunday?

This is how I preach in the pulpit every Sunday. I think it my duty to be openly armed as an example and encouragement to others -- AND as a discouragement and warning to some others as well. As Christ’s under shepherd, it is my duty to protect the flock.

Less than two months ago I posed the question: Were you armed in church this Sunday? And now, once again, this past Sunday (11/5/17), a low-life atheist scum murdered more than two dozen people in a church meeting house in Texas. He wounded almost that many more. Reports now confirm that he fired over 400 rounds, stopping to change magazines some 15 times.

Allow me to restate some of my previous comments and to add to them:

1 – You are not “safe” in church and you need to be prepared to defend yourself -- EVERYWHERE.

2 – You should ALWAYS be armed – ALWAYS. The right to defend yourself, and hence to be armed, is God-given. It is not granted by, nor legitimately restricted by, the state or anyone else. If the “law” would disarm you, then in the immortal words of Charles Dickens’ character, Mr. Brumble: “the law is an ass.”

3 – The police CANNOT and will not protect you – and according to the courts it is not even their duty to do so. They show up after the fact; they take perps into custody (if they have not already killed themselves); and they draw chalk lines. Additionally, they will confiscate any firearm that was used for legitimate self-defense and will oft times arrest those who defended themselves and/or their loved ones against an aggressor. In this most recent incident in Texas, it was two citizens who took down the perpetrator (NOT THE POLICE) and neither of them had military or police training.

4 – Had there been armed members of the congregation in Texas, the shooter could have been taken under fire and his ability to inflict harm would have been greatly reduced, if not eliminated. He would have been particularly vulnerable every time he paused to reload and could likely have been taken out.

5 – Will you be ready to do your duty should something like this happen at your church, at your place of business, at your organization, or at your home? Make no mistake about it, if you are the head of a household it is your duty to protect your family.

6 – AND one more note, for you tyrannical do-gooders, who would like to disarm me and violate my rights and diminish my ability to protect my own -- I stand just as ready to meet you (and your paid minions) as I do to meet any other evil doer who would seek to harm my family or to lessen my ability to protect them.

So, I ask, as I have before: Were you armed in church this Sunday?

This is the sign that appears at the back of our meeting house:

I know that many in the congregation are armed in addition to me. Some carry openly and some concealed.

One last note -- this is how I speak from the podium at our Free Florida First meetings:

I do suspect that there are some folks that would like to make us a target on many different levels. So be it. I am determined that we will not be an easy one.

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  1. A very good article sir. Always nice to see a preacher of the gospel who understands his obligations as a man to defend himself and those God has given him to shepherd.
    Joe Putnam

  2. For another perspective on this subject, see the article by Pastor John Chester of Piedmont Bible Church in Haymarket, VA, titled "The Christian and the Gun," at this link:

  3. I do not believe that anyone can believe anymore in the Absolute Sovereignty of God and His Absolute Predestination of ALL THINGS than myself. Still I consider it presumptuous and asinine not to prepare ourselves against the evil day in which we live. I am so foolish as to believe that when the Lord told His disciples to arm themselves that He meant for them to arm themselves. I would be ashamed of myself if I somehow convinced a man to disarm himself and not to properly defend his family.

    1 Timothy 5:8 -- "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

    Nehemiah 4:14 -- "And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses."

  4. I believe it is biblically illogical to deny ANYONE the right to self protection from evil doers. Are there ANY basic necessities that we are to allow for others but not also if possible for our own temple? Food, water, oxygen, shelter, clothes, sleep, protection, help or any kind and countless freedoms? All of those things we are to also provide for ourselves when possible. YET (not) protection of our life?? The Biblical principle we realize, is that we are supposed to take care of brethren and even strangers before ourselves and then take care of ourselves. No one can argue that. Now if the argument remains, that we are to place the criminal life before ours, then why is it that we are not personally feeding the criminals and clothing them and building them houses while we live in our underwear in cardboard boxes? We know that is no argument. We all have a God given right to take care of our temples as much as reasonably long as we are doing that fairly and responsibly. It is not like we do not have OT examples of saints defending themselves and killing to do so, (without) falling into sin. I realize it is not always ideal or possible and there are many scenarios that can transpire where it just might be the best thing to surrender to an enemy. The question is the right of way. With all Scriptures considered that anyone has been able to bring to the table and the various possible views on each, I cannot imagine that the (harmonization) of scripture, disables us from self-protection. Nay.

  5. Well said! Greatly appreciate your comments.