Gun Control in Church (Again)

Looks like the Presbyterian Lay Community is pushing gun control again. This is likely why Heeding God’s Call was formed out of a project by CeaseFire New Jersey. Unfortunately for them, this is another case of elites taking positions that are contrary to many of their members. For those gun owners who are religious, it might make sense to get involved in church leadership so the kibosh can be put on nonsense like this.

5 thoughts on “Gun Control in Church (Again)”

  1. On a related note, go check out the membership orgs that are part of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Many are religious groups. Maybe that’s not all bad, given the way religious groups in general are faring … Eg losing members and influence.

  2. The former pastor of my current fellowship had a CCW and was quite the gun nut in his own right. Though my current pastor isn’t anti-gun, he doesn’t quite get it. I’m currently working on him. I even had an email debate with him regarding Romans 13:1-7 (the passage about submitting to governing authorities). It was the only sermon he gave that I nearly completely disagreed with. It eventually got to the point of him saying he would send my questions (challenges, really) to other pastor friends of his for input. It never really went further than that, but at least it was an entirely friendly debate.

  3. Some suppositions…

    Many of the established churches have their various organizational headquarters in the NE, most members are older folks (often from that region).

    The positions of the lay leadership committees on gun control are likely to be their purely personal political opinions as opposed to sound doctrine. Heck, a lot of these groups interpret the Christian message as mandating tax-funded government charity as opposed to personal and volunteer giving, expecting them to pull the consistent “armed self-defense is both lawful and holy” message from Scripture through their cultural blinders is asking a lot.

  4. My shooting buddies are two Presbyterian Pastors and a fellow Presbyterian Elder. We even have a coaching classes in the church meeting rooms.

  5. As a Presbyterian here in actual America, (Oklahoma) I completely disagree with many of the national stances taken by PCUSA, of which my church is a member.

    “traditional, orthodox Christianity in the Reformed tradition” to me is supposed to mean concentrating on evangelical concerns, not social ones.

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