Monday, January 11, 2016

Self Defense Is a Basic Human Right, Rooted in the Scriptures

I want to affirm that self defense using force is a basic human right rooted in the Scriptures and upheld in crystal-clear language by the United States Constitution. 

"And He said to them, 'When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?' They said, 'No, nothing.' And He said to them, 'But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.'" - Luke 22:35-36

"Then I stationed men in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the exposed places, and I stationed the people in families with their swords, spears and bows. When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: 'Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.'" - Nehemiah 4:13-14

"Let the godly ones exult in glory;
Let them sing for joy on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,
To bind their kings with chains
And their nobles with fetters of iron,
To execute on them the judgment written;
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord!"

- Psalm 149:5-9 

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." - U.S. Constitution

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