This may be an unpopular opinion to some, but when God says for us so-called Christians to turn from OUR wicked ways, I believe one of those is Christians relying on guns for their defense, rather than relying on God. So far, during several instances in my life, where I was living moment-by-moment in the Spirit, due to specific instances of heavy spiritual warfare, I have faced two individuals with rifles, a student with a combat knife, and a meth addicted flame-eater, who was using a very sharp hatchet to sharpen the neck of a pickaxe handle. In one case, I was completely out in the open; in the other cases, I was less than an arm’s length from the weapon. (Four of those 5 weapons were specifically being used to intimidate me directly. The fifth was a situation I just happened to stumble upon, where the weapon was being used to intimidate someone else.) In each situation, I could ONLY rely on God to protect me. That moment of blind, desperate trust gave me, in EACH frightening instance, the VERY REAL “peace that [sur]passes ALL understanding.” OUR GOD IS REAL, but much of the time, we don’t act like it; we act like the world.
Consider this: In a court of law, only EYE-WITNESS testimony is considered valid. We can’t be true witnesses of this Gospel of our loving Creator, unless and until, we KNOW GOD IS REAL, FROM OUR OWN (not someone else’s) FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE! Jesus opened the Door for us to have DIRECT ACCESS to the very Throne of Heaven, through the salvation Gift of the Holy Spirit. FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF IF GOD IS REAL!!!!!!!
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20 KJV)