Episode 058 - First things first
Welcome back to the God and Guns Podcast. I’m your host, Troy. (Doug) And I’m your other host, Doug.
We use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.
On this episode we will be discussing the need of doing first things first.
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A rich man died and went to heaven. He had converted all of his worldly possessions into Gold. As he got to the Gates of heaven he told Saint Peter that he had to bring in his gold. Saint Peter asked him why in heavens name would someone want to bring all that pavement into heaven.
Listener Feedback: From: Don Anderson Subject: Media Bias Message Body:
I share your concern about the "Twist" the media puts on things and how they not so tactfully push their opinions and agenda. However, I think you were a bit short sighted and unfair in episode 53, "Range Rules, Safety & Etiquette". You complained about the press reporting that the Chicago PD was conducting their investigation into the off duty Officer involved shooting as a homicide investigation. I believe they were probably reporting exactly what Chicago PD told them.
Every death investigation and shooting investigation is conducted as a homicide investigation until proven otherwise. In fact, the off duty shooting was in fact a homicide - a justifiable homicide. There are several kinds of homicide - Justifiable Homicide, Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter. Justifiable Homicide and Murder are intentional acts. All three types of Manslaughter are unintentional. Only Justifiable Homicide is legal, the others are prohibited.
Every investigation is conducted the same way so that all the evidence is collected and preserved. A homicide investigation is intended to determine if there was a crime or not and to prove either innocence or guilt.
I agree that the mainstream media targets gun owners and that "Evil" Second Amendment. But we must be fair and informed when commenting on them was well.
Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 6:27-36
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Troy, I have been listening to the GNG podcasts from Podcast #1 on. I am now up to #51. I was in tears listening to your testimony about your neck injury and its unrelenting pain, followed by the loss of your job, home, and finances....and finally your pride. God allowed something similar to happen to me in the early 2000s. I was a high-paid executive at a Fortune 50 company and was RIFed in the Tech Meltdown after 17+ years with the company. Thinking to secure my future, I took the large severance payment along with a an inheritance given to me by my mother and bought 1/3 of a national mfg. company that my neighbor owned (I knew him for 10 years). After about 2 years, my partner bled me dry financially, and when I finally cut off the money, he booted me out of the company. I was broke, jobless, and over 50 years old in a poor job market. It finally brought me to my knees and I threw myself onto the Lord's mercy. Thankfully, to the glory of our Lord, He directed me to self-employment consulting with local governments and a part-time job working for Christian owners of the newest gun range in North Texas. My savings have been replenished and my wife and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. More importantly, I maintain a humble spirit by joyfully cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping up brass, and mopping the floors at the gun range, even though I am now a manager there. I am blessed that the Lord has restored me, spiritually and financially, and he even led us to reconnect with one of our neighborhood couples who led us to Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX, which has become our home of worship. I just wanted you to know how your testimony resonated with me. I listen to all the podcasts and consider them a blessing. I pray for you and Doug to continue with this ministry and for our Lord to bless you and your families.
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Saw a Glock engraved with this. What does everyone think?
“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;” (Psalms 144:1 NASB)
Weekly Bible Verse
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord , that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:1-9
First things first
The people that once bestowed commands, consulship's, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses! ~Juvenal
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NRA Armed Citizen Pizza delivery driver frightens off armed robber, The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 03/14/14 26-year-old pizza delivery driver Ashley Marie Hurd was delivering a pizza in to an address in Fayetteville, N.C. when an armed robber confronted her from behind. The criminal put a gun to Hurd’s head and demanded cash. Hurt responded by drawing her own gun, which prompted the robber to flee. (The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 03/14/14)
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