Gun Control/Disarmament

I am sure there are those who would be objectionable to this topic being used in a church bulletin. However, gun or weapon control is not new nor is it foreign from our Bible. I draw your attention to the following passages of scripture.

Now there was no smith, (blacksmith) found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axes and his mattock.

So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan.

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put more strength.

The Philistines had taken all of the weapons of war and if they wanted a tool sharpened they had to go to the Philistines, who would charge more than they could pay. Hence, they had to work with dull tools () meaning they had to work harder.

The motivation for gun control in our nation by the liberals is for the purpose of disarming the populace as did Hitler and others so that the people are defenseless.

This also is a tool of the Devil. He has disarmed the church by our allowing perversions of the Word of God – lighthearted evangelism, false teaching and preaching. Please note the following:

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God.

We do not need gun control. We need God control.

– Bro. Bill Forde