Not a GUN Problem BUT Absolutely a GOD Problem

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Not a Gun Problem But Absolutely a God Problem

The argument on gun control, especially the “assault rifle” is a shift of the issue. A slide of hand, card trick that had been used since the beginning of time. The issues we have are not with the type of guns, capacity of rounds or the tool that strikes evil at all. The problem is with people and their God problem. Removing the glue that holds “everything” together has never worked in the past and will not work in the future. Blurring the lines of right and wrong, adding to the confusion of simple ideas, makes for mental mind fields. Political correctness without common sense destroys boundaries. Without boundaries breeds chaos leading to disastrous outcomes.

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Why Are Guns Not to Blame?

Growing up with guns, even the scary ones.

As kids, we always were around guns. All types of guns. Pistols, rifles and yes even the scary “assault rifles”.

But we had rules that came with the guns.

  • “Do not touch ANY gun unless I or your mother are with you and WE HELP you with the gun”
  • “These guns are dangerous and you can hurt your brother or anyone else really badly, so you NEVER point a gun at anyone”.
  • “The gun barrel ALWAYS points to the ground when you are not shooting at a target”.

We were never allowed to play with, touch or even shoot a gun without my dad being there to supervise.

SAFETY was a priority in my house and still is to this day.

[Tweet “Guns don’t kill by themselves, people kill by themselves.”]

The one thing my dad taught me very early; a gun without a shooter is a rock.

It will not shoot by itself. It takes someone pulling the trigger to make the gun shoot.

  • “So NEVER put your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to shoot” as my dad constantly beat into mine and my brother’s heads.

A very simple action that can not be overlooked. Guns will not kill someone on their own. It is impossible. It takes a person pulling the trigger for that gun to shoot someone.

A Gun is not a weapon, it is a tool.

A Gun is not a weapon.

“Wait a minute, you have gone off your rocker!”

Here me out before you make that decision and tune out.

Think about this for a minute.

If a gun cannot shoot itself and takes a person pulling the trigger, then it is a tool used by a person.

The act of a person using the tool makes the “person” the weapon, not the actual gun itself.

No more than a hammer in a hardware store is a weapon or a rock laying on the ground. But if you take a hammer or rock and hit someone in the head it is now a weapon?

No. It is still just an object. A tool that someone used to commit violence. If a person uses their fists to beat someone to death, where is the weapon?

The person causing the act of violence is the true weapon.

How do we view Large mass killings that take place without guns?

How do we explain mass killings that are committed without guns?

Do we look to ban or demonize the truck that runs over people in a crowded space?

No, we demonize the person behind the wheel of the truck who committed the crime. The truck was just the tool the person used to kill with.

Remove God from Society and Decisions

Why were we created, to begin with?

The real problem is we have removed our creator from our decision-making process. As human beings were created for two true reasons to love and serve.

We are to love God and each other. We are to serve God and to serve each other.
God loved us so we could love him back.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

19 We love him, because he first loved us.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

-1 John 4:18-20

We are to serve God because of His mercies and the serving is to help others find God’s love for themselves.

Causes chaos

33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

– 1 Corinthians 14:33

Without God, in our decision, we begin to breed chaos.

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

-1 Corinthians 4:1-6 KJV

No right from Wrong

As a society without God, we begin to lose sight of Right and Wrong. Without God, we lose our moral compass. The 10 commandments yet old are still the boundaries of the path we use to guide our moral compass keeping us on course so we to do go completely off the map.

However, as we begin to blur the lines on obvious things like right and wrong, boys versus girls, or standard home models, we lose sight of true north on our compass.

Dulls the mind

Without Right and Wrong, we begin to dull the mind of the severity of actions. Events and consequences that once were thought to be outlandish are mere afterthoughts. Punishments lessen as the strong rule is no longer viewed plausible. Society no longer sees the severity. We become null and numb.

History Repeats itself and has since the beginning of time

Babylon and Egypt

Egypt and Babylon were once great nations. In their respective times, controlled most of the world through power and strength. Through plagues, changes of power and removing God from their societies both nations lost everything. Both are mere fractions of their former glory.

Rome

We all know of Rome. Rome at one time was in control of the entire world. The Roman empire was great but like Egypt and Babylon is nothing more than a tourist attraction of ancient relics of its former glory. They removed God, with violence, deaths, and changes in power. Rome now just ruins.

WWI and WWII – history of Hitler and Gun Control

During World War II, Hilter was on a mission to rid the world of all Jews (see a pattern). As he was marching through Europe, on his conquest to become the next Emperor of the world, without Jewish influence. Gun control was set to disarm the Jews and other “unreliable” persons.

Article from Wikipedia  | Nazi gun control theory

Few citizens owned, or were entitled to own firearms in Germany in the 1930s.[1] The Weimar Republic had strict gun control laws.[7] When the Third Reich gained power, some aspects of gun regulation were loosened, such as allowing ownership for Nazi party members and the military.[4]:672 The laws were tightened in other ways. Nazi laws disarmed “unreliable” persons, especially Jews, but relaxed restrictions for “ordinary” German citizens.[4]:670,676 The policies were later expanded to include the confiscation of arms in occupied countries.[8]:533,536

Another Article explaining the severity of “Regulations” or control over the Jew in the late 1930’s. This article is from Politifact checking Ben Carson’s statements, though broad and not being specific, does raise awareness. Though I do not agree 100% with Carson, it does shed light on the argument of one part of society being labelled, regulated and stripped of their ability to defend themselves.

 

Fact-checking Ben Carson’s claim that gun control laws allowed the Nazis to carry out Holocaust

On Nov. 11, 1938, the German minister of the interior issued “Regulations Against Jews Possession of Weapons.” Not only were Jews forbidden to own guns and ammunition, they couldn’t own “truncheons or stabbing weapons.”

In addition to the restrictions, Ellerbrock said the Nazis had already been raiding Jewish homes and seizing weapons.

What happens to People without God

What we teach our children

What we teach our children is what will shape the adults they will become. As a parent, you are responsible for the information being programmed into their minds.

Without a Godly influence in society, how are you as a parent supposed to know the right path for your child?

You can’t.

God is the deciding factor of right and wrong. God’s law is what sets the moral compass.

Without a moral compass, chaos wins every time.

When we allow our young minded children to watch death and destruction be glorified, what message does that send them? What message does that send you?

When you hear of a mass shooting now, what is the first thought you have?

Did it really make you upset and you morn for those lost? Or did you simply shake your head and go about your business?

Be honest with yourself.

In the past, our entire country would have stopped as we mourned for them and their families, but nowadays we shrug it off as “just another crazy person, killing people”.

  • We should be trying to understand why more and more of these events are taking place?
  • Why do people today not have the respect for human life?
  • Is it because as a society we have taken the shock out of death?
  • Is it because we have taken the role of God and now decide who lives and dies?
  • Maybe because killing innocent lives on a daily basis is now the norm?
  • Is it because society has degraded human life to a lower standard to that of animals?

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

-Gensis 1:26 KJV

Just some thoughts to think about.

Reprobate mind

Without a Godly influence and no moral compass, what will fill the void?

Evil.

Evil spawns from the inability to see evil.

Evil compounds evil and produces a reprobate mind. The inability to see right from wrong and the confusion of not seeing what the true outcome of cause and effect.

Definition of reprobate

reprobatedreprobating

transitive verb

1to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil 

  • reprobating the laxity of the age
2to foreordain to damnation
3to refuse to accept reject

Sin controls and evil persists

As society loses this ability, our human nature will need to fill the void where God is not. That is where evil steps in.

Humanity by nature will devour itself.

Without God, sin takes over and evil persists. Evil breeds without God and prays on reprobate minds that can no longer justify right from wrong.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

 -Romans  1:28-32 KJV

When Good people do nothing

Evil will always prevail when Good people do nothing. When people stick their heads in the sand and do not see the real problem. Refusing to stand up for what is right when the time comes. The only way to stop evil is for Good people to come together and tackle the true issues.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke

Protection is God-given

How do we stay protected

Protection should always be at the forefront. How can one person protect themselves from evil? God has given life and we are to protect life from evil. According to God’s commandments, YOU are required to protect you and your families’ lives.

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

-Job 1:10

As a society as a whole, we need to realize where our protection lies and take a strong hold on that.

God allows bad things to happen to open your eyes to actions that do not align with His will.

Look at history as a whole.

When Isreal, God’s chosen people, got out of line with God their lives changed drastically. Kingdoms fell. Great men fell.

Entire countries and nations fell.

Think that is by coincidence?

Without God, there is NO protection for spiritual evil

God is the protection from evil. You want to protect schools, mass communities and nations from evil? Look at what worked in history. Fall back on the promises of God. When you put God first He places His protection over us.

 12 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon.

-Ezra 5:12 KJV

History has shown time and again that when God is removed Evil prevails. We have removed God from almost every facet of life here in America and with that more evil has happened to this great nation. We have had more shootings, deaths, murders and mass casualties. Some man caused and some natural disaster, but all because the protection of God was not present.

Wake up. Guns are not the problem.

[Tweet “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”]

The 2nd Amendment was put in place for a reason.

It is a protection for the people, written by men influenced by God. A God Given protection that shall not be infringed, nor should it be.

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

The problem is not with guns, the problem is with the evil in humanity. The same evil that is trying to remove the protection from all facets of life to ensure the destruction of mankind.

The same evil that destroyed the Garden of Eden and the same evil that drove Cain to kill Abel.

Humanity was a beautiful creation of God. Life is a gift from God and evil will do everything in its power to try and punish God.

One way is to destroy His greatest and loved creation, humanity. No other creation was God willing to send His only son Jesus Christ to die on a cross to save us from Evil.

What a love that was shown and evil is determined to destroy that relationship.

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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

– 1 Peter 5:8

Look for the root of the problem.

Conclusion

To think that evil will stay at bay if we remove the physical tools is foolish. We need to look at the underlying problem at hand and realize guns are not the problem, but our outlook on life without God’s guidance and direction is the problem. He is the glue that has held society together since the beginning of time. He has been the strong wall between You and evil, but if we remove the wall; evil reigns. It has been proven throughout history and if the lessons are not learned, history has no choice but to repeat itself.

God Bless and keep focused.

Questions

  • Have you seen God work protection in your life?
  • Why do you feel God lets evil win in certain events?
  • What in your life would you like God to change?

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