Can There Be a “Christian” Position On Gun Rights and Gun Control? (Torch Leadership Foundation’s Cross in Culture #31)
Welcome to the Torch Leadership Foundation’s Cross in Culture Podcast where we consider different perspectives on what is happening in our culture and apply a biblical worldview. I am your host, Daniel Whyte III. This is episode #31.
This episode is titled, Can There Be a “Christian” Position On Gun Rights and Gun Control?
The mass shooting in Las Vegas left 59 people dead and over 580 injured. It also left Americans with yet another opportunity to do something — anything — that could prevent a similar event from happening in the future.
Statistics tell us that an event classified as a “mass shooting” occurs roughly twice a month in the U.S. Yet, in the aftermath of every incident, the same thing happens. One side rallies for passing gun control laws, and they are accused of “politicizing” a tragedy. The other side continues to claim that putting more guns in the hands of the “good guys” will actually save lives. New political initiatives begin, but as the weeks pass, the fires die down, and we settle into a comfortable stalemate… until the next senseless mass killing shocks us awake again.
And, to those who say the aftermath of a mass shooting is not the time to talk about what we can do to curb gun violence, they are wrong. Now is the right time to talk about it. If your home was burglarized, you wouldn’t wait till next month or next year to talk about getting a better home security system.
That said, can there be a “Christian” position on gun rights and gun control? While we have no “thus saith the Lord” on this issue, there should be a well-founded Christian ethic as it pertains to gun violence, gun control, and the second amendment. Continue Reading