Sunday, January 13, 2013

Musician Charlie Daniels on Gun Control

Well-known country-rock musician Charlie Daniels, a believer in the Lord and a great patriot, recently penned a column with his views on the push for gun control. Here is a link to the commentary. It's worth reading.

I am going to try to find some time today to address another issue many Christians find troubling—that of whether the American Revolution was biblically appropriate for believers, and what if it comes down to this again? What is the appropriate Christian response? I have a viewpoint, but I remain open and teachable on the subject. In the end, I want to do the right thing, and not to be manipulated by politicians. I may post this piece later today and bump this one, or schedule it to post tomorrow. But it's a question we need to seriously ponder as individuals.

No one wants insurrection. No one wants bloodshed, anarchy, or anything else like it. Above all, Christians want to take godly stances in their viewpoints, actions etc. We do not want to violate biblical commands, nor do we want to disobey our Lord. For believers, our citizenship is ultimately in Heaven, and we are "no longer of this world." But there is a lot of knee-jerk demagoguery on this subject, and very little honest biblical reflection. It's time we do that.

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