In recent days, I’ve begun intentionally stirring the political pot a bit here on my blog and on social media platforms. My reasoning is not fully clear to me in this moment, but I almost feel as though silence equals complicity. While I don’t want to overreact based on my emotions, I do believe that educating and equipping ourselves with the truth can lead us to a place of civil civic discussion. Here are several statements that shape how I view the world and also how I view issues like gun control.

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Evil is real and no law will stop it.
  • There are millions of working guns in circulation today.
  • The second amendment doesn’t apply to weapons of war.
  • Mental ill individuals should not be able to readily purchase a gun.
  • We don’t have all the facts on gun violence because of the lobbying activities of entities like the NRA.
  • Believing that my voice or my vote won’t make a difference is a lie.
  • Jesus wouldn’t have shot someone, even in self-defense.

As followers of Christ, the church needs to stop fighting evil with more evil or at least the image of evil.

I don’t have all the answers, and I won’t pretend to have them. My hope is that we can practice more empathy and love. I realize that sentence sounds like I’m a hippy, but I will stand by it. People are dying, and our world is hurting. As followers of Christ, the church needs to stop fighting evil with more evil or at least the image of evil.

What does it say to the world when Christians claim that more people with guns are the answer?

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