ANSWERS: 5
  • I feel safer when I'M armed. What others want to do is up to them.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Regardless of your background? lol
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Meaning what? I know my background and I know that I'm safer, and my family is safer if I'm armed.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Meaning a lot. Since you know your background, does your background include lying, cheating and stealing?
    • Hardcore Conservative
      No. But does that make a difference?
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      It makes a big difference. This will inspire many dishonest churchgoers to carry a gun to church. So as those black Baptists say: "You ain't seen nothing yet."
    • Hardcore Conservative
      That's quite a jump if you're suggesting that honesty has anything to do with a propensity to start shooting people. If I'm a cleptomaniac, does that have anything to do with gun violence? I'll answer that for you. No, it does not. What I can tell you is that having a sign in front of the church saying "Gun Free Zone" is like telling the wolf that there is no sheepdog watching the flock; you'll rely on the wolf's good intentions instead. Good luck with that.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      All it takes is good judgment to be ahead of others. You don't know another person's motives and background to feel safe around them. With inspiration to carry guns, it is no longer a church service, but a place of anxiety.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      I have no anxiety when I carry my gun, no matter where I am, so I'm gonna have to disagree with you. I would be anxious if I DIDN'T have my gun.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      As usual, you are misreading my comments. I never said you had anxiety. I said it would no longer be a church service, knowing that churchgoers will anxiously keep an eye on each other. You can disagree, because in your perspective, who are you putting your trust in, God or your gun?
  • Psalms 11:5 clearly states that God disapproves of violence. If we allow this violent system to change our beliefs and actions, what distinguishes us from the “unrighteous” ones who practice violence? Jesus will separate the righteous from the wicked, and the wicked will be lead to destruction (Mat 25:31-33,46).
    • Hardcore Conservative
      God gave his archangels swords because He knew you can't defeat evil with words alone.
    • LizzyP
      Jesus tells Peter: ?Return your sword to its place. Don?t you think that I can ask my Father for thousands of angels to save me?? John 18:11. I, personally, have not been given the authority equivalent to that of an angel, so I have to stick to what the scriptures instruct humans to do.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Psalm 144:1 - A psalm of David. - Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Hardcore Conservative, you have it all twisted. The book of Psalm being from the Old Testament was targeted at the Jews from their surrounding enemies. Let's go to the New Testament. What did Jesus say in Matthew 5:44? Love your __________. (Fill in the blank) And let's stay relevant to the teachings of Christianity.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Now Psalms now is not relevant? It's not fitting the narrative? Well how about when Jesus told his Disciples to arm themselves...Luke 22:36 ?He said to them, ?But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.? Is it not also said that man should defend those weaker and unable to stand up to aggression; in Proverbs 25:26, "Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked." He also says in Exodus that it's okay to kill the thief who breaks into you house at night.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      I don't want to get into a big debate about what the Bible says and what it doesn't say, since it's open to interpretation based on each person's beliefs. You can't pick and choose the ones that fit the argument. God did say that we have the right to defend ourselves, and others (in my opinion) so that's what I will do. Whether or not you believe that is completely up to your and your faith. With my background, I have faith that when my Judgement comes, I'll have no problems answering for the lives I've taken.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      How is it not relevant? Uhh, there were no Christians in the book of Psalm. Again, the book of Psalm was targeted at the Jews. Oh, nowhere in Exodus does it resemble Christianity. As for Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom that was written to instruct the nation of Israel.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Going to Luke 22:36, this is literal thinking on your behalf. The sword is known as The Holy Bible. Hebrews 4:12 "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      If you can't understand Scripture symbolically, then you can't understand what Christ wants from His followers.
  • definitely and i think some might already be armed at my church
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      "Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are." What a good example Jesus set for His disciples. lol
  • Probably. Virtually every mass murderer in the US has been a Christian.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Your answer is inaccurate. I will give you a thumbs up anyways for answering. Actually, there is a difference between Pagans and Christians. A Christian adheres to the teachings of Christ. 2 John 1:9 "Anyone who runs on ahead and does not remain in the doctrine of Christ [that is, one who is not content with what He taught], does not have God; but the one who continues to remain in the teaching [of Christ does have God], he has both the Father and the Son."
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Joe, do you have any facts to support that claim?
  • I thought they were already armed with the word of God. And armored as described in Ephesians 6. Yes I would be more comfortable if my brothers and sisters were armed than if they're not. It's good people with guns at stop bad people with guns.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "Yes I would be more comfortable if my brothers and sisters were armed than if they're not." Knowing they are armed, you can put your trust in them. Those are quite some brothers and sisters you'll be having. LOL

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