From the Frontline: Faith and Firearms
There are bills being prepared for parliament that can seriously restrict the right of self-defence and undermine the ability of citizens to have access to weapons for the protection of themselves and their family members. Is it Biblical for Christians to arm themselves for self-defence? What does the Bible teach concerning crime and punishment? Is it Biblical to have a weapon for self-defence? What do the case Laws in Scripture teach concerning scenarios where deadly force can be used? What can we learn from history? How did the early missionaries deal with these issues? Do firearms increase incidents of violence, or do they actually decrease them?
“…he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.”