How prophetic that in September 2014 broadcaster, humanitarian, author, Christian, businessman and statesman Pat Robertson endorsed the idea that Christians must arm themselves, not only because they should, but that they are called to in the Holy Bible.
In Luke 22:36–38 Jesus used the following to describe self-defense:
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. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: k‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”
James B. Jordan in his 1984 book The Law and the Covenant: An Exposition of Exodus 21-23 wrote:
Under pagan influence, Western civilization has sometimes adopted a notion of ‘fair fighting.’ There is no such thing as a fairfight. The notion of a fair fight is Satanic and barbarous. If a child or a man finds himself in a situation where an appeal to arbitration is not possible, he should fight with all he has. If the neighborhood bully catches your child on the way home from school, and your child cannot escape by fleeing, your child should poke a hole in him with a sharp pencil, or kick him in the groin. If the bully’s parents will not restrain him, call the police.
If you or your child has been trained in self defense, of course, you may be able to dispatch your assailant with a minimum of force. Always realize, though, that the man who attacks you, or your wife, has forfeited all his rights to ‘fair’ treatment. Women should be prepared to gouge out the eyes of any man who attacks them.
“Women should be prepared to gouge out the eyes of any man who attacks them” are prophetic words given the revelations of rape, incest and pederasts in Hollywood and the media.
Kyle Kulinski who describes himself on his YouTube channel as a “Liberal Radio Host. Social Democrat. Agnostic-Atheist. Secular Humanist. Loyal to the Facts. Principles over Politicians.” posted the below video commentary about Pat Robertson endorsing guns in churches:
In the video Kulinski, a self proclaimed agnostic-atheist, mocks Robertson using a Southern accent, saying that the idea that only good people with guns can stop bad people with guns is wrong. But that is exactly what happened in 2014 and again in 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In Sutherland Springs two armed Texans pursued Devin Kelly, another self-identified atheist, until Kelly was driven off the road. It appears Kelly, while wounded by one of the Texans, took his own life.
Kulinski states that Harvard research shows that the idea of guns stop violence is wrong. All of the Harvard research studies focus on gun ownership and not the person who either committed a crime using a gun, shot a police officer using a gun and those who committed suicide using a gun. It’s not the gun that kills a person, it is the person who has a gun, either legally or illegally who uses a gun as either the weapon of choice or convenience, that commits the evil act of murder. Focusing on the person, such as the dishonorably discharged Devin Kelly who had weapons illegally according to U.S. Code, is the issue that Kulinski gets sort of when he says that Robertson assumes only good people have guns. But that is not what Robertson said at all.
The Washington Post’s Todd C. Frankel after the shooting in Las Vegas reported:
But one reason the positions [like Kulinski’s and Robertson’s] are so intractable is that no one really knows what works to prevent gun deaths. Gun-control research in the United States essentially came to a standstill in 1996.
After 21 years, the science is stale.
“In the area of what works to prevent shootings, we know almost nothing,” Mark Rosenberg, who, in the mid-1990s, led the CDC’s gun-violence research efforts, said shortly after the San Bernardino shooting in 2015.
While in Japan, President Trump called Kelly a “very deranged individual” saying:
Fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise … it would have been much worse. This is a mental health problem at the highest level.
Correct Mr. President. These are mentally deranged people. As the President said, “This act of evil occurred as the victims and the families were in their place of sacred worship. We cannot put into words the pain and grief we all feel.”
Are there no safe places anymore for Christians? Will other atheists, who listen to Kulinski’s Secular Talk Show, take it upon themselves to rid the world of other Christians? That’s the issue that must be researched.