There was a time when God’s people had no weapons. It was a terrible time for the Hebrews. The Philistines, after the victory over the sons of Eli, had become masters of the land. Their government policy was to kill the Smiths and totally disarm the people of God. A Smith was one that made agricultural’ tools and weapons such as swords and spears. In other words, the people had no way to defend themselves from Philistine killers and thieves that came every year to harass, plunder, and steal the harvest from the hard working people of God.
Scripture says, “Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found” (1 Samuel 13:19-22).
Some think disarming good law abiding citizens from their ability to protect themselves is a good idea. Even some that swear an oath to uphold the US Constitution (which includes the Second Amendment) get elected in office only to undermine the US Constitution. They wrongly imply that laws protect you from bodily harm. That law enforcement can keep you safe. (An unfair expectation of them.) But what happens when the cops are nowhere in sight? What happens when the licensed security guard is on lunch break? What happens when a madman, or a group of psychopaths, intent on killing, are the only ones that have weapons? What happens when citizens find themselves in the middle of a shootout like those fourteen people killed and 22 injured in San Bernardino, California by the husband and wife team of radical Islamic’ cowards? How about those shopping at Walmart and taken hostage in Amarillo when a Muslim immigrant from Iran took them hostage?
Every time there is a mass shooting, such as the demonic murder of 49 people and 53 wounded by another radical Islamic’ terrorist in Orlando, Florida at a gay bar, there is a call for gun control. Surely, we are wise enough to understand that these murderers don’t care about gun free zones, concealed carry permits, political correctness, law enforcement, or breaking laws. (ISIS is urging attacks at theaters, hospitals, and amusement parks.) Let’s get this clear, these people are cold-blooded killers who would love nothing more than to see you defenseless.
To disarm those peaceful citizens that choose their God-given right to defend themselves and others doesn’t seem to fit the pattern of good old fashion common sense. George Washington said, “A free people ought to be armed.” As written above, “So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people.” Let’s not let that happen in the USA. No one knows if a day of battle might come. Let’s pray it never does, but if it does be prepared.
© Apostle Jonas Clark