Many of us as are familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but perhaps not as familiar with it as we would like to think. Sure we know about the sling and stones, the giants, and champion warfare. Yet how many of truly know the mentality of the Philistines?
Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.” But all the Israelites would go down to the Philistines to sharpen each man’s plowshare, his mattock, his ax, and his sickle; and the charge for a sharpening was a pim for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to set the points of the goads. So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan. But they were found with Saul and Jonathan his son. (I Samuel 13:19-22)
Just think of it, an entire nation—disarmed. Powerless against any attacks from their oppressors.
Now let’s visit another Goliath oppressing the children of Israel: Hitler’s Germany under the Third Reich.
The Nazi Weapons Law stated that no Jew could be involved in any business involving firearms. On November 11 1938, one day after the SS were unleashed against the Jews, new regulations under the Nazi Weapons Law barred Jews from owning any weapons….to get a “Firearm Acquisition License”, one had to prove one’s identity—the national identity card—and one’s political loyalty (Nazi party membership card). (U.S.A. The Republic on the Nuremberg Laws)
Do either of these examples sound familiar to you?
Our nation is currently in the throws of an ugly debate on gun law restrictions. Where do you stand?
Ask yourself why would a nation rob its citizens of the constitutional right to bear arms? What is the true reason behind it?
I submit to you that the reason behind this restriction is control.
America’s natives had their guns taken from them under the guise of doing what was “best” for them and oftentimes, it ended in massacres like Wounded Knee.
I imagine the Japanese-Americans during World War II had their guns taken from them as well “for their protection.” Right before they were placed in internment camps by FDR.
To the liberal government, I would be considered a “right-wing, Christian extremist.” Had I applied to the IRS for government assistance, I too would have been targeted for my conservative, Christian beliefs like many other Christian, Jewish, and conservative organizations.
After Adam Lanza’s murderous display at Sandy Hook, there is much talk of mental illness—as there should be. However now, in California, if doctors deem you or someone in your home mentally ill or disturbed, the government can confiscate all firearms in the house—regardless of who owns them.
This mindset is likely to spread across the nation.
What if one day the government decides you and your godly beliefs are unfit for gun registration, ownership, and carrying? What if Christians become targeted as enemies of the state? What if they took away your right to defend yourself and your loved ones?
After the IRS fiasco, what is to stop this from becoming a reality?
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government. (Thomas Jefferson)
A certain preacher once knew the dangers of his God-inspired theology and sought a license to carry his guns outside of his home. He was denied the license “for his own good.” That same man was later killed because of his beliefs. That man was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Glenn Beck). What if it was you?
Perhaps the scariest question to ask yourself is after the right to bear arms is confiscated, what can the government do to then?
Our nation is speeding swiftly towards a dangerous cliff fueled by immorality, irresponsibility, and idolatry. If, in the end, your Christianity marks you as an enemy of the state, what will you do? Will you give up your God-given civil rights or will you fight?