Thank you, sir; well said. What this woman says [ and what so many pacifist, even among Christians believe] is that man has outgrown violence and usurpation, and that we are crazy, or living in an antiquated vision of society; but Gods Law says otherwise:
“now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.” “That is enough,” he replied.-- Luke 22:36~38
How many were with Christ at that moment, as he set out for Gethsemane? Certainly His Disciples were all there and at least as many more who are not named in the Gospels. Were there 40 with Him a that moment, perhaps 50 of his followers?
So among 40 or 50 people, TWO SWORDS WERE ENOUGH. That is 4 to 8 percent of the population. I believe that Christ meant that we should understand that A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF HIS FAITHFUL WOULD ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ARMED to prevent violence and usurpation of His Church and of society.
In America, we have always satisfied that requirement, through the militias and, more recently, through our military and law enforcement. But to be effective, those military and law enforcement MUST ABIDE FIRST IN GODS LAW -- if they fail in that, then they will become instruments of tyranny; whether voluntarily, or through their ignorance.
But Obama and his predecessors in tyranny have attacked the very foundation of that -- look at what this administration has done to HOBBLE military chaplains; preventing them from speaking Truth and admonishing soldiers to be moral and God-fearing servants of the universal law. When I went to basic training (1980s), it was not this way -- the moral code of the soldier was absolute and inviolate, and the punishments for violation of that universal law were firm and unavoidable. To turn an army into an instrument of tyranny, one must first remove the Higher Authority which guides it. We have witnessed that very thing being done since Pres. Clinton gutted our military -- retiring a massive portion of the senior NCO staff, which decimated the moral culture and traditions of our armed forced; and at the same time ordering changes which weakened the education and enforcement of absolute moral adherence among our newer generation of soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines.
Now some will say, “But Jesus also said that those who live by the sword shall die by the sword”. My response is that this is a plain warning about any standing army/police force which lives by it’s own rules, rather than by the Universal Law which Christ taught.
If you are truly living by Faith, Hope, and Charity, then even though you serve in an armed capacity, you are not living by the sword’ -- you are serving your community/country in all humility, with love and with honor.
But if you are a soldier or other armed officer of the state, and you do not live by these virtues, then you do, indeed, live by the sword. In this WE HAVE BEEN WARNED.
May Gods grace and mercy restrain us from any action which is unjust, and strengthen us to act decisively against all injustice which we ourselves witness. For any true soldier, this is our calling in the Body of Christ -- to be it’s humble guardians.