Should Christians be allowed to own a gun legally?

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blueluna5

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Peter cut off the ear of Malchus. Although Jesus rebuked him, he did not question why he had a sword.. 🤔
 

HealthAndHappiness

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Peter cut off the ear of Malchus. Although Jesus rebuked him, he did not question why he had a sword.. 🤔
Jesus told them to buy a sword.
There must've been a reason.
Peter just didn't use it for the correct reason.

Why were they to buy a sword?
 

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Exodus 22:4

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“If a thief is killed while trying to break into a house at night, then no one will be guilty for killing him. But if this happens during the day, the one who killed him will be guilty of murder.

Difference, one can see if he was armed.
 

HealthAndHappiness

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Exodus 22:4

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“If a thief is killed while trying to break into a house at night, then no one will be guilty for killing him. But if this happens during the day, the one who killed him will be guilty of murder.

Difference, one can see if he was armed.
That's an excellent verse to show that we have the right to defend our lives and family. Thank you, we both know Jesus didn't nullify that law, but said in Luke 22

37For 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.

Since He wasn't there to establish His reign upon Earth as prophesied in Micah for a future time, where there would be peace and no more use for weapons, He would instead die for the sins of all time. He was going to be reckoned among the transgressors. You recognize this fulfillment from the gospels. He was considered a criminal amongst the thieves crucified on both sides of Him. This was the Father's purpose that Jesus fulfilled.

That said, there would continue to be crime upon the earth and many threats where a sword would be a necessary tool. When Jesus conquers Satan's armies, there will be peace for a thousand years and no need for such tools for protection. Micah 4:3

3And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.