A Fantastic Example of Selectively Reading the Bible

You should check out this article, in which a church is reported to be offering gun classes as a way to drive up membership.

Notice what the pastor says:

“The disciples carried weapons,” Melton said. “Peter cut a man’s ear off. I believe if more honest citizens were armed, the safer our communities would be.”

Now, both of those statements about the disciples are true, but it’s amazing how Melton completely ignores what happened after Peter cut off a man’s ear: Jesus demands an end to the violence before it got out of hand and heals the man.

He also ignores that in every instance in which the disciples are said to have wanted to resort to violence as a solution to their problems, Jesus rebukes them for it.

But sure. The disciples carrying weapons is an incentive for us all to carry guns.



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