Gun Control
and the Bible

Should a Christian have a gun?

Old Testament Gun Control

Weapons on the Job Site

Gun control has cost the lives of millions!

Nehemiah: Armed Men Rebuilt Jerusalem

The Bible and Arms

New Testament Gun Control

The Militia in the Old Testament

The State of War

Christ's Disciples Were Armed!

"For all who take the sword will perish by the sword."

Weapons in the church building

GUN CONTROL as defined by the
Anti-Thought Control  Dictionary

America the Conquered

1 Samuel 13:19 - Modern 2013 Version.

No Guns Allowed Sign

There were no guns in Christ's time. Yesterday's sword equaled today's gun. The bow and arrow equaled a rifle.

Questions

* Should a Christian have a gun? Many, including the clergy, say "No!".

* But did any of the New Testament personalities have or use weapons?

* Did Jesus approved of homeowners keeping a weapon on hand?

* Did Jesus tell his disciples to buy weapons?

* According to Jesus, which possession is the most important, a gun or a coat?

*Should guns be allowed in church or should there be a "No guns allowed" sticker on the door?

* Would the Bible approve of using the church building to store weapons?

* If a thief breaks into a home at night and is shot or killed by the homeowner, would Moses hold the homeowner guilty of murder?

* Stay tuned

 

Old Testament Gun Control
1 Samuel 13 and Josephus' history book.

1 Samuel 13:19. Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

20. But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

21. 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.

22. 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.

JOSEPHUS, BOOK 6, CHAPTER 6. How The Philistines Made Another Expedition Against The Hebrews And Were Beaten.

1. Now Saul chose out of the multitude about three thousand men, and he took two thousand of them to be the guards of his own body, and abode in the city Bethel, but he gave the rest of them to Jonathan his son, to be the guards of his body; and sent him to Gibeah, where he besieged and took a certain garrison of the Philistines, not far from Gilgal; for the Philistines of Gibeah had beaten the Jews, and taken their weapons away, and had put garrisons into the strongest places of the country, and had forbidden them to carry any instrument of iron, or at all to make use of any iron in any case whatsoever.

And on account of this prohibition it was that the husbandmen, if they had occasion to sharpen any of their tools, whether it were the coulter or the spade, or any instrument of husbandry, they came to the Philistines to do it.

America the Conquered. A sermon by Pastor Peters

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Weapons on the Job Site?

Nehemiah 4 - The rebuilding of Jerusalem

7. But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,

8. And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

9. Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

10. And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

11. And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.

12. And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you.

13. Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

14. And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

15. And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.

16. And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.

17. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

18. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

19. And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.

20. In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.

21. So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

22. Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.

23. So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.

Pastor Sheldon Emry

Pastor Sheldon Emry

Nehemiah: Armed Men Rebuilt Jerusalem

 

 

The Bible and Arms

Part 1

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Part 3

Part 4


Luke 11
Gun control has cost the lives of millions!

King James Translation

Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: (*A man's home is his palace, see translations below.)

Here, in verse 21, we have a homeowner armed. His property is safe.
22. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him,

and overcome him,

he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted,

and divideth his spoils.

But what? Anyone who can take your gun can also take your property. (And your life.)

In Luke 11 Jesus says gun confiscation comes before property confiscation.

Could 'we the people' be overcome by slanted TV news reporting of tragic events, reports designed to bring about, first gun control legislation, then gun confiscation?

And after 'they' take your guns what else will 'they' take? Your life? Ask Paul Harvey!

Paul Harvey on guns.
Gun Control has cost the lives of millions.

* New American Standard Translation

21. "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.
22. "But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.

Amplified Bible

21 When the strong man, fully armed, [from his courtyard] guards his own dwelling, his belongings are undisturbed [his property is at peace and is secure].
22 But when one stronger than he attacks him and conquers him, he robs him of his whole armor on which he had relied and divides up and distributes all his goods as plunder (spoil).

America the Conquered. A sermon by Pastor Peters
Suggested reading. Click on the picture.


 

Luke 11:21

New Testament Gun Control

Luke 22:37-51

37. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
38. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
39. And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
41. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
46. And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
47. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
48. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
49. When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50. And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

51. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

John 18:10. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

Luke 22 is about events just before the Crucifixion. How many swords did the disciples have with them when they went to the garden?

      (  ) None.  (  ) One.   (  ) Two.   (  ) More than two.

Did Jesus know his disciples were armed?

      (  ) Yes. (  ) No.

Dud Jesus tell them to leave the weapons home?

     (  ) Yes. (  ) No

What did Jesus say about these weapons?  (Verse 38)

     (  ) Put them away.          (  ) Two are enough.          (  ) Get more.

Were the Apostles sleeping on guard duty? (Verse 45)

     (  ) Yes.    (  ) No.

Who drew a weapon and attacked the High Priest's servant? (John 18:10)

       __  __  __  __  __

Was the handler of this weapon an Apostle?

     (  ) Yes.   (  ) No.

Did Christ tell his followers to go with him unarmed into the garden?

     (  ) Yes.   (  ) No.

If this took place today, guns having replaced swords, when Christ said, "Put your sword in its place", this would have the same meaning as:

     (  ) Get rid of your 'gun'?

     (  ) Put your 'gun' back in hits holster.

If Jesus did call for 'twelve legions of angels', what could they have done to Jesus enemies.

     (  ) Pray for them.         (  ) Turn the other cheek.         (  ) Kill them all.

Christ's Disciples Were Armed!
A Coat or Gun? Which is more important?

Luke 22:35. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

36. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

"For all who take the sword will perish by the sword."

Matthew 26:52-54: Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?

Exodus 22:2-3 tells us: "If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed. If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed. He should make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft*."

* "sold for his theft"  People are paid by the hour because people sell their time to an employer. So, "sold for their his" is a fine or monetary penalty for the crime.

Weapons in the Church Building
Comparing the Bible to a history book

Kings and Chronicles in the Bible

Josephus History Book

 2 Chronicles 23

1. And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.
2. And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
3. And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said unto them, Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD hath said of the sons of David.

 

2 Kings 11:4-12

4. And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and shewed them the king's son.

Josephus: Book 9,Chapter 7, Section 2.

2. Now, on the Seventh year, Jehoiada communicated the matter to certain of the captains of hundreds, five in number, and persuaded them to be assisting to what attempts he was making against Athaliah, and to join with him in asserting the kingdom to the child. He also received such oaths from them as are proper to secure those that assist one another from the fear of discovery; and he was then of good hope that they should depose Athaliah. Now those men whom Jehoiada the priest had taken to be his partners went into all the country, and gathered together the priests and the Levites, and the heads of the tribes out of it, and came and brought them to Jerusalem to the high priest. So he demanded the security of an oath of them, to keep private whatever he should discover to them, which required both their silence and their assistance. So when they had taken the oath, and had thereby made it safe for him to speak, he produced the child that he had brought up of the family of David, and said to them, "This is your king, of that house which you know God hath foretold should reign over you for all time to come.

4. This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the doors;
5. And a third part shall be at the king's house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation: and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD.
6. But let none come into the house of the LORD, save the priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they shall go in, for they are holy: but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD.
7. And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whosoever else cometh into the house, he shall be put to death: but be ye with the king when he cometh in, and when he goeth out.
5. And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
6. And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.
7. And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king.
8. And ye shall compass the king around about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.
I exhort you therefore that one-third part of you guard him in the temple, and that a fourth part keep watch at all the gates of the temple, and that the next part of you keep guard at the gate which opens and leads to the king's palace, and let the rest of the multitude be unarmed in the temple, and let no armed person go into the temple, but the priest only." He also gave them this order besides, "That a part of the priests and the Levites should be about the king himself, and be a guard to him, with their drawn swords, and to kill that man immediately, whoever he be, that should be so bold as to enter armed into the temple; and bid them be afraid of nobody, but persevere in guarding the king."
8. So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that were to go out on the sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the courses.
9. Moreover Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears, and bucklers, and shields, that had been king David's, which were in the house of God.
10.
And he set all the people, every man having his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar and the temple, by the king round about.
9. And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
10. And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the LORD.
11.
And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.
 
So these men obeyed what the high priest advised them to, and declared the reality of their resolution by their actions. Jehoiada also opened that armory which David had made in the temple, and distributed to the captains of hundreds, as also to the priests and Levites, all the spears and quivers, and what kind of weapons soever it contained, and set them armed in a circle round about the temple, so as to touch one another's hands, and by that means excluding those from entering that ought not to enter.
11. Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon him the crown, and gave him the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, God save the king. 12. And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king. So they brought the child into the midst of them, and put on him the royal crown, and Jehoiada anointed him with the oil, and made him king; and the multitude rejoiced, and made a noise, and cried, "God save the king!"

Where was the armory where the weapons were stored?

     (  ) A police station.     (  ) A military base.     (  ) The Temple of the Lord.

Is it proper to store weapons in a church building?

      (  )    No, churches should oppose weapons, especially hand guns.
      (  )   Yes, King David gave us an example by making an armory inside the temple.

 Is it wrong in God's eyes for a minister to carry a weapon in church?

      (  )   It is O.K., Jehoiada the High Priest did.
      (  )   No, he would be giving a bad example to the congregation.
      (  )  The pastor should make it easy for some nut to safely walk in and shoot everyone.

Were the priests and Levites armed?

     (  ) No they were simply chaplains.     (  ) The clergy were the armed guards in the temple

Just who made an armory of the temple anyway?

     (  ) Right wing nuts.     (   ) King David, a man after God's own heart.

GUN CONTROL as defined by the Anti-Thought Control Dictionary


CONTROLLED MEANING: Government regulation of guns for the safety of the public. Guns are unnecessary, dangerous and they create criminals and crime. The people are apt to hurt themselves with guns. Therefore, the government must control and/or eliminate private gun ownership, which will, in turn, control and/or eliminate danger and crime. The public is safer and happier when no one has guns except the government.

TRUE MEANING: Forced pacification of the people by removing their last means of self-defense, thus making us helpless against crime as well as government tyranny and plunder. "Gun control" is an Orwellian term which actually means "disarm the citizens." Its intent is to protect government against dissent insuring that government power and abuse cannot be seriously challenged.

Guns are not dangerous unless they are misused the same as knives, cars, chain saws, and electricity. The difference with guns is that they are highly efficient tools for self-defense. Thus, the government's motive is not to protect citizens from harm, but to eliminate their ability to protect themselves. The government's motive is to protect itself not the people.

A gun is an "equalizer." It gives "the small guy" the means to defend himself against "the big guy." Thus, a gun can provide protection against bullies and crooks. The truth is that guns in the hands of private citizens are dangerous ONLY to criminals (including those in government)! Criminals (including politicians and bankers) naturally fear guns in the hands of their potential victims. That is why politicians don't want anyone, other than themselves and their hirelings (police), to have guns.

The politicians and bankers that want private citizens disarmed, and claim that guns are more dangerous than they are helpful, spend big money to hire armed body guards to use guns to protect them. Governments are the biggest gun dealers in the world, selling millions of guns, planes and bombs to bands of outlaws/armies in other countries.

The US Government wants the American public disarmed and reliant upon police for protection. This leads to larger police forces, more government, and, higher taxes. A disarmed citizenry with a large, well-armed, government police force, guarantees incontestable government tyranny over its people.

First comes mandatory gun registration. Next comes licensing the carrier. Then tighter and tighter restrictions. Finally, it becomes so difficult and risky to own or carry a gun that most people will just give up trying. Inevitably, the threat of police reprisal is greater than the threat of common street crime. Thus, in a police state, the police are the greatest public menace.

The only "gun control" that makes sense is: "HITTING THE TARGET EVERY TIME."
 

The Old Testament Militia
and
Today's 2nd Amendment

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Definition of militia: The term militia or irregular army, is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary citizens to provide defense, emergency law enforcement, or paramilitary service, in times of emergency without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service. It is a polyseme with multiple distinct but related meanings. Legal and historical meanings of militia include:

* Defense activity or service, to protect a community, its territory, property, and laws.
* The entire able-bodied population of a community, town, county, or state, available to be called to arms.
* A subset of these who may be legally penalized for failing to respond to a call-up.
* A subset of these who actually respond to a call-up, regardless of legal obligation.
* A private, non-government force, not necessarily directly supported or sanctioned by its government.
* An official reserve army, composed of citizen soldiers. Called by various names in different countries such as; the Army Reserve, National Guard, or state defense forces.

 

The Militia in the Old Testament

Numbers 1

1. And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
2. Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;
3. From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.

20. And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
21. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
22. Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
23. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
24. Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
25. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.
26. Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
27. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
28. Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
29. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
30. Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
31. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.
32. Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
33. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.
34. Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
35. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.
36. Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
37. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
38. Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
39. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.
40. Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
41. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.
42. Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
43. Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.
44. These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers.
45. So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel;
46. Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
47. But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
48. For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying,
49. Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:
50. But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.
51. And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
52. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.
53. But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.
54. And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.

Josephus Book 3 Chapter 14, Section 4

This was the constitution of the laws which Moses learned of God when the camp lay under Mount Sinai, and this he delivered in writing to the Hebrews. (The above followed the explanation of the Ten Commandments in this and prior chapters, their Statutes and Judgments which are also  found in the Book of Deuteronomy. Moses called these laws the Hebrew Constitution.)

Josephus Book 3 Chapter 14, Section 4

4. Now when this settlement of laws seemed to be well over, Moses thought fit at length to take a review of the host, as thinking it proper to settle the affairs of war.

So he charged the heads of the tribes, excepting the tribe of Levi, to take an exact account of the number of those that were able to go to war; for as to the Levites, they were holy, and free from all such burdens.

Now when the people had been numbered, there were found six hundred thousand that were able to go to war, from twenty to fifty years of age, besides three thousand six hundred and fifty.

Instead of Levi, Moses took Manasseh, the son of Joseph, among the heads of tribes; and Ephraim instead of Joseph.

It was indeed the desire of Jacob himself to Joseph, that he would give him his sons to be his own by adoption, as I have before related.

QUESTION: According to Josephus, How many men were in the Militia?

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QUESTION: According to Josephus and Moses in Numbers Chapter 1, how old did a man need to be to go to war?

(   ) 18         (  ) 20     (  ) 21

QUESTION: According to Josephus, men were in the militia until age:

(   ) 29      (  ) 39     (  ) 50    (  ) 65

QUESTION: What tribe was deferred from military service?

(  ) Dan     (  ) Beersheba     (  ) Levi

QUESTION: Which tribe or tribes did guard duty over the tabernacle?

(  ) Judah     (  ) Israel     (  ) Levi.

QUESTION:  Could the tribe or tribes guarding the tabernacle inflict the death penalty upon trespassers?

(  )  Yes.    

(  ) No.    

(  ) Only a prison sentence was allowed.

(  ) Trespassing strangers were deported.

QUESTION:  How many women in Israel's militia?

(  ) As many as volunteered.

(   ) All women 20 and older.

(   ) None.

In verse 54 who ordered Moses to organize a militia?

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The Second Amendment
to
the U.S. Constitution

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

QUESTION: As recorded in Leviticus Chapter 1 of the Bible, Who gave the people the right to keep and bear arms?

(  ) Moses     (  ) Joshua      (  ) God    (  ) Aaron

QUESTION: According to the 2nd Amendment, for a State to be free, what must a free State have?

(  ) Gun Control    

(   ) Men 20 and older trained and having a weapon.

QUESTION: According to the 2nd Amendment, what is to be regulated?

(  ) The militia.

(  ) Guns.

QUESTION: In Numbers 1 who organized a well regulated militia?

(  ) Moses.  (  ) Aaron.

The State of War

   Pastor Emry tells us about John Locke's writings and how the state of war, whether between individuals or nations justifies killing. 12 Minutes, Click here.

Who was John Locke?

   The single most important influence that shaped the founding of the United States came from John Locke, a 17th century Englishman who redefined the nature of government. Although he agreed with Hobbes regarding the self-interested nature of humans, he was much more optimistic about their ability to use reason to avoid tyranny.

   In his Second Treatise of Government, Locke identified the basis of a legitimate government. According to Locke, a ruler gains authority through the consent of the governed.

   The duty of that government is to protect the natural rights of the people, which Locke believed to include life, liberty, and property.

   If the government should fail to protect these rights, its citizens would have the right to overthrow that government. This idea deeply influenced Thomas Jefferson as he drafted the Declaration of Independence
 

1 Samuel 13:19

Old Testament

1 Samuel 13:19. Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:

20. But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

22. 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.

Modern 2013 Version.

1 Samuel 13:19. Now there was no (Gun Store) found throughout all the land of (America): for the Philistines said, Lest the (Americans get) them (hand guns and rifles):

20. But all the (Americans) went down to the Philistines, to (turn in their guns, or apply for gun permits, and hunting licenses).

22. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither (hand gun) nor (rifle) found in the hand of (any of the Americans when the land was invaded by China).

QUESTION: Did any of the Israelites hide weapons from the Philistines?    (   ) Yes.     (  ) No.
 Ecclesiastes 1:9. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

The Bible on Gun Control
Pastor Pete Peters
YouTube Video

America the Conquered

Nehemiah: Armed Men Rebuilt Jerusalem

 

 

The Bible and Arms

Part 1

 Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Gun Humor Video

The Roy Rogers hat that would get today's child expelled from school.

Wm Shatner

 

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