Thought of the Day: Would Jesus Own A Gun?


I think it’s safe to say that there is a considerable overlap between Christian conservatives and those who favor minimal (if any at all) restrictions on gun sales and ownership in this country. But, to use the popular evangelical question, what would Jesus do? Would Jesus own a gun? Would Jesus be in favor of citizens owning semi-automatic weapons? Would Jesus oppose tougher restrictions on gun sales and ownership? To quote the Bible:

Exodus 14:14 – The Lord will fight for you; you have only to be still.

Samuel 2:9 – It is not by strength that one prevails.

Ecclesiastes 9:18 – Wisdom is better than weapons of war.

Hosea 2:18 – Bow/sword/battle I will abolish from the land.

Matthew 5:38-42 – Do not resist one who is evil.

Luke 6:27 – Love your enemies; bless those who persecute you.

Peter 3:8 – Do not return evil for evil.

Matthew 26:52 – All who take the sword will perish by the sword.