GNG 129 - A Time To Kill, the Myth of Christian Pacifism

A Time To Kill On this week's show we discuss we will be talking with Author Greg Hopkins about his book A Time To Kill, the Myth of Christian Pacifism.

God and Guns Podcast Episode 129 - A Time To Kill, the Myth of Christian Pacifism

Intro: Welcome back to Episode 129 of the God and Guns Podcast. I’m your host, Troy. (Doug) And I’m your other host, Doug. (Troy) We use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.

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Troy: God: Daily Devotional Piper, Listening to a lot of John Piper’s sermons recently, free from their archives. Phillip and Andrew visited. Guns: Conceal Carry or open Carry everyday. Cleaning Guns after our buddies came to shoot this Thursday. Comedy Corner: The Dog A man is walking in the desert with his horse and his dog when the dog says, “I can’t do this. I need water.” The man says, “I didn’t know dogs could talk.”

The horse says, “Me neither!”

The Lawyer A guy goes into a lawyer’s office and asks the lawyer: “Excuse me, how much do you charge?” The lawyer responds: “I charge 1000.00 to answer three questions.” Holy Cow! – That’s a bit expensive isn’t it?” “Yes. What’s your third question?”

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Weekly Bible Verses The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

Proverbs 15:31-32

Main Topic A Time to Kill, The Myth of Christian Pacifism by Greg Hopkins

This book is about decisions. Not the everyday kind such as "What should I wear today?" or "Where shall we eat tonight?" but decisions that deal with life, death, and protecting the innocent. Self defense is not only about individual survival; self defense can also decide the fate of a nation and all its citizens. "A Time to Kill:

The Myth of Christian Pacifism" answers questions such as:

  • Do federal, state, and local laws allow citizens to defend themselves against criminal attack?
  • What means are available for self defense?
  • What strategies should one use to avoid potential conflict. Can Christians defend themselves against Islamic extremists?
  • Is pacifism in the Bible?
  • Do the Gospels say Jesus was a pacifist?
  • What if God commands us to use deadly force to defend the innocent?
  • How do Jesus and the New Testament writers feel about the military?
  • What does the Bible say about the death penalty?
  • Can Christians sit on juries and vote for the death penalty?
  • Can Jesus' teachings help soldiers with combat-induced PTSD?
  • Does the Bible have a consistent message about self-defense from the Old Testament to the New?” Col. LTC (RET) Dave Grossman

Book available from Amazon on our link A Time To Kill

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