Should Christians Give Up Their Guns?

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on May 5, 2013 under How | 2 Comments to Read

Not since 1775 has a central government in America attempted to disarm its citizens in the way that President Barack Obama and Senator Dianne Feinstein did recently. King George III attempted to disarm the colonists on April 19, 1775, and that attempt ignited America’s War for Independence. Leading the charge to resist the banning and confiscation of their firearms were colonial pastors such as Jonas Clark. Back then, America’s pastors had a thorough comprehension of the Biblical principles of liberty, including the right to keep and bear arms. They taught their congregations these sacred principles with such zeal and persuasion that the attempt by those British troops to march on Lexington and Concord and seize the colonists’ guns was met with the now famous “shot heard ’round the world.” Ever since that historic event, the people’s right to bear arms has been held sacred by the vast majority of Americans–Christian or otherwise. The right to bear arms was understood to be, not just a right, but a God-ordained duty, a long time before it was ever enshrined in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

The recent attempt by Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein to ban semi-automatic rifles, limit magazine capacity, and create universal background checks and gun registration was as close to what old King George attempted to do as this nation has ever seen. Fortunately, public outcry against this egregious gun grab was so unmistakably loud and clear that these gun control bills failed to pass even the Democrat-controlled Senate. Thank God for every person and group around the country that rose up to defeat this piece of modern-day tyranny.

However, if you think that Obama and Feinstein are going to abandon their attempt to outlaw and confiscate your guns, you are sadly mistaken. They will not stop. But the good news is neither will we!

Liberty lovers spoke with their petitions to Congress and with their pocketbooks at gun shops. The backlog for firearms stands at over two million, according to recent reports. Some ten million guns flew off the shelves in the first couple weeks after the proposed gun ban was announced. Ammunition is in such short supply that even .22LR cartridges are as scarce as hen’s teeth. Does anyone believe that the American people are spending all of this money purchasing all of these guns and all of this ammo with the intention that they will turn around a few months later and surrender them to the federal government? HECK NO!

One good thing that the attempted gun ban by Obama and Feinstein accomplished was to alarm and awaken millions of Americans who previously thought, “It can’t happen here.” They thought this issue was settled back in 1775 and 1776. Now they realize that every generation of Americans has to settle this issue for themselves. I don’t think these Americans will fall asleep again on this issue in the foreseeable future.

The one glaring weakness of this modern march on Concord was the lack of pastoral leadership. In short, THERE WASN’T ANY! The vast majority of America’s Christian pastors were absolutely silent. There are simply far too few Jonas Clarks today. In 1775, the vast majority of America’s pastors were outspoken proponents of the right of Christians to resist the tyrant’s attempt to take away their guns, whereas, today, the vast majority of America’s pastors are both utterly passive and indifferent to the threat or are actually complicit with and supportive of the threat.

As a result of this lack of principled leadership from the pulpit, Christians in general seem to share the passiveness and indifference of their pastors. Christians throughout America seem to believe that it somehow honors God to allow the divine right of self-defense to be yanked away from them. They foolishly believe that they have a Christian duty to turn in their guns should the government tell them to do so. The spirit of Jonas Clark and the Minutemen of 1775 was the spirit of Christian resistance. Sadly, this spirit is lacking in the hearts of most of today’s pastors and churchmen. This is the most glaring difference between the attempted gun grab of King George and the attempted gun grab of Barack Obama. Yes, we defeated the Obama/Feinstein gun grab for now, but with very little help from our pastors and churches.

As we saw all of this unfolding, my constitutional attorney son Tim and I realized this problem had to be addressed. So, we collaborated together to write a brand new book that I hope will help bring the American pulpit and church house back to their senses and will help to restore the historic God-ordained principle of Christian resistance in our country.

The title of this brand new book is “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns.” I’m happy to report the book is now printed and available for shipment. And we are shipping the book this week to people who pre-ordered the book.

Here is the website where you can now order the book:

Keep Your Arms

Of course, no person, Christian or not, should give up their guns, but we specifically address the book to Christians, because this is where there seems to be the most ignorance and indifference. Christians simply must be awakened to their responsibility to “provide for their own.”

Tim and I scour the entire Bible, quote hundreds of references, and deal with all those verses of Scripture that are used to promote the doctrine of passiveness and compliance toward tyranny. We examine each passage carefully and reverently. We examine the context. We examine the totality of Scripture, not just an isolated verse or interpretation. We prove categorically that nowhere does the Bible teach God’s people should be doormats for tyrants, that nowhere does the Bible teach God’s people should allow themselves to be disarmed and defenseless, and nowhere does the Bible teach God’s people should obey the laws of government that would contradict or deny the divine laws of God, including the Natural Law of self-defense.

I am convinced if this book can get into the homes of enough pastors and Christians today, we would see a resurrection of the spirit of resistance that was so eloquently preached and portrayed by the clergymen and churchmen of America’s founding generation. And people such as Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein would think long and hard before they dared to attempt such an overt act of tyranny against the liberties of the American people.

In short, this is the one book that Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein DO NOT WANT YOU OR YOUR PASTOR TO READ!

Again, the book is printed and ready to ship. Order today and you will have your copy soon. And please buy at least one extra book to give to someone you know who needs it.

To order the book, go to:

Keep Your Arms

I am certain that the reason that so many of our Christian friends are indifferent toward the absolute right to be armed is because they simply do not know any better. They are good people who have just never been taught the truth of this subject. Well, now you have the resource that will give your Christian friends (and non-Christian friends, too) the Scriptural tools they need to know what God’s truth is relative to the right of lawful self-defense and why CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT GIVE UP THEIR GUNS.

To my knowledge, there hasn’t been a book such as this written in nearly one-hundred years. Maybe longer. If enough people will read this book, it has the potential to alter the way Christians view their duty to defend themselves, their homes, their communities, and their country for generations to come. What the pulpits and churches had in 1775 and 1776, they can have again! This book will help them get it back.

[Editor’s note: This article was originally posted at Another useful book on this topic is Control, by Glenn Beck.]

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  • Andrew said,

    Whatever our elected governors decide, the question for us in 2013 and beyond is what would honour and glorify God? God is our protection, not our guns, constitution, government, or any other man-made device or scheme. I find many positions presented on this web-site peculiar for a site calling itself Christian. Instead ideas from Mormons and other man-focused perspectives are promoted.
    Nary a word is said about glorifying God – the proposed solutions are based on human strivings. Complaints, fears, accusations are all present – belying a lack of trust and confidence in our Creator and the Lord of each of us. He cares more about us than we could ask or imagine – so why the panic?

    Be wary of those who preach doom and gloom rather than confidence in God’s love and sovereignty. The right to bear arms pales to the right to life, security of the person, conscience and religion, speech, peaceful assembly, among many others. Nor is their much call to sacrifice and service to our fellow man. If we built such a society we wouldn’t need our guns – we would not fear and would have little need to fear.

  • Larry Miller said,

    Andrew’s response is typical of many Christians who have not handled their responsibilities when living in the real world. We are told to be salt and light. This cannot be done by staying behind church doors. Honoring God is done by living up to to His expectations. He expects us to be witnesses to His goodness by our words and our actions.

    These actions are to stand for what is right and stand against those things that are wrong. Lest we forget our country was founded by people who believed in God and sought to establish a nation that worked according to His teachings and principles.

    Of course our God is our protector, just like he protected our first president and his rag tag army. What many whose thinking stops at this point, they tend to forget that at times we may be used to provide protection for our fellow man, just as we may provide food or material aid to someone in need.

    Given the pattern of events in recent history, it can truly be said that the Second Amendment is the one that insures all the others. Given the admonition of Jesus to his disciples to purchase a sword and the violence of our time, owning a firearm is not only a right, but it just makes sense.

    If our government can take away our guns, there is nothing else it cannot take away… including our religious liberty. It’s great to be a Christian, the retirement benefits are out of this world. However I would suggest he also consider how he is going into the world and making making it a better place.

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