John, Jesus never said that after Pentecost, we were to throw out everything else the Bible says. There is plenty of scriptural basis for owning and, if necessary, using weapons. The coming of the Holy Spirit didnâ€™t change that. Elijah was full of the Holy Ghost when he chopped all those false prophets to bits.
So what Jesus should have said was, â€śBut now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one, or better yet, lease one, because heâ€™s only going to need it for about six weeks.â€ť I canâ€™t think of a New Testament example of anyone going to the loo, either, but Iâ€™m pretty sure they did.
â€śThen said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.â€ť I think itâ€™s safe to assume that Jesus didnâ€™t encourage his disciples to buy swords just so they could make make shish kebab.
Moderator, one of SAâ€™s rules for posting comments is â€śDonâ€™t copy your comments everywhere.â€ť THBCC has repeatedly violated this rule, and has just done it again. A warning shot across the bow would not be out of order.
I wonder if anyone has measured how effective Obama was in accomplishing his goal of destroying America, Jim? I donâ€™t necessarily have the statistical tools to do it, but my gut says he pretty well nailed it.
The dispensationalist believes there will be wars and rumors of wars, Douglasâ€”and North Korea is certainly producing plenty of those rumors. The dispensationalist also believes that in the last days perilous times shall comeâ€”in fact, it may not even be safe to go shopping at Walmart. And he believes there will be scoffers, people who ridicule his biblically based beliefs. Sounds like the olâ€™ dispy is batting a thousand, doesnâ€™t it?
The Constitution, Christopher, is an extinct document that once defined the powers invested in each of the three branches of the federal government. Now all power resides in the judicial branch. Congress does not even attempt to do anything, and when the president does try to act, he is invariably shot down by a federal judge. Donâ€™t laugh, but I expect any day now to read about a liberal judge declaring the Constitution to be unconstitutional.