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Pastor Mike wrote: Hey Lurker, I know I give you a hard time, but just wanted to say that I do appreciate the things you write. Your posts are high quality and genuinely get me to think. I'll remember this discussion for a long time. Thanks so much.
Looks like you may have had a wasted theological education if what Lurker wrote is new to you!
Unprofitable Servant wrote: There is a biblical warrant, David's life was threatened by Goliath and he used the weapons available to kill his enemy. Also, are you saying we must have a Biblical warrant for everything we do?? Like where is the one for brushing your teeth?? Trying to make sure I understand.
Was said tongue in cheek to John UK.
But since you ask, are you saying that brushing teeth and taking a life are morally equivalent so that we don't need a biblical warrant for either?
John UK wrote: Who said anything about not protecting a loved one from attack? The issue is whether guns are the right thing to possess; and it may be that the situation in America is vastly different from over here.
But if a loved one is threatened by a gun totting murderer and you have the opportunity to defend with a gun, do make sure that you have a biblical warrant before reaching for the gun for defense.