If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone may say, “You have faith and I have works.” Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works. -James 2:15-18 NAB
There are times and places where being a competently-armed greatly enhances the chances that evil people will allow you to "Go in peace..."
Might one of "the necessities of the body" also include the means to protect one's self and those who are under your protection?
One would think so.ReplyDelete
There are times that we are expected to do our part to defend ourselves.ReplyDelete
Luke 22 Verse 36:
Then He said to them, “Now, however, let the one who has a purse take it, and likewise his provision bag; and let the one who does not have a sword sell his garment and buy one.
Jesus wants His people to have military weapons, and be able to use them appropriately.Delete
According to Black's Law Dictionary, "arms" is defined as "anything that a man wears for his defense, see also Bear Arms".ReplyDelete
Highly recommended book, so as to understand what the legal beagles are even talking aboot. Mill Tone
That is the Passage that gave Martin Luthor fits. His problem is why would anyone follow him if he told the truth about what is in the Bible. So he changes a few words so now his followers think they are relieved from the onus of actually doing something for others, just think kind thoughts about the person in need. And so he opened the fifth seal.ReplyDelete