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What do you say to gun-toting followers of the Prince of Peace?
I understand that there are people who avoid addressing society’s flaws because they feel God is in control and human intervention is unnecessary. But these are often the very people who rush out to buy firearms whenever they feel threatened.
How does one reconcile such fear with say, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matt. 6:25)
Here’s My Take: In a world of mass murders, people of faith must find a better way to address fear than by stockpiling weapons.
Here are two thoughts from David Gungor:
- Faith is a call not to live in fear: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7)
- Faith requires actions to overcome the causes of suffering that a more just world may be realized.
Here’s my own thought — there is no Gospel for gun-loving Christians.