The sword has always traditionally been an instrument of warfare and an instrument of defense…
I suppose there are some people today who might think in this verse that Jesus was saying to go sell your cloak and buy a Bible, because in today’s Christian culture a “Sword” is a popular metaphor, used by many Christians, when talking about God’s Word.
Such an interpretation would not only be naïve, but it also would be incorrect, because that particular comparison would be only a modern-day idiom, that would have had no meaning whatsoever in the first century.
Obviously what Jesus was saying in this verse is to go buy yourself the means to protect yourself and your family, as He knew that even darker days were coming.
Since they obviously didn’t have guns in Jesus’ day, if He were speaking today He would have said to go buy yourself a 9 mm Glock or an AK 47.
We live in a very dangerous world today; we’ve had two World Wars and today we are faced with potential terrorist attacks that proves that fact.
If in our history we had armed ourselves with knives, when our enemies had guns, we wouldn’t even exist as a country today!
For anyone to even suggest that the answer to all the wanton violence that we see today, in our world, is to disarm the innocent and law-abiding citizens, and leave us without the ability and means to defend ourselves and our families, thereby leaving all the weapons in the hands of the criminals, is not only dumb, but it makes absolutely no sense at all.
The truth is, it is ALWAYS better to have a gun and not need it, rather than to face a life threatening emergency and not have one.
Believe me, if someone is breaking into your home at 2 o’clock in the morning, what are you going to do?
You’re going to call somebody who has a gun, and pray to God that they get there in time, are you not?
Your personal protection and the protection of your family is first and foremost your responsibility, and we can thank God that we have a Second Amendment that guarantees us that right.
In addition, lastly but not least, the reason why our forefathers gave us the Second Amendment was in the event we ever had an oppressive government, like we have today, that is trying to usurp all of our Constitutional rights.
The Second Amendment also gives us the right to form a militia and take it back.
Like it or lump it that’s the truth!
As Christians, we need to put flesh and blood on God’s Word.
The Bible is very pragmatic and very relevant for our day and time, and we need to start interpreting it for what it says and not for what we may want it to say… be real!
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
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