Anyone who asks if a mass murderer/terrorist is a Christian obviously has no idea what a follower of Jesus is.
The answer, regardless of any other information writing or proclaimed belief is NO.
While a follower of Jesus Christ may defend themselves and others from criminal or state violence, fight in wars as uniformed members of a bonafide armed force etc, they may not attack innocents otherwise. To assume otherwise is not to know Christ.
On the other hand, to be politically active in material and pertinent issues is a part of every citizens’ (to include Christians’) civic duty and responsibility.
We must render unto ceasar what is ceasars (civic duty etc), but unto God what is God’s. Salt and Light.
Too many folks who claim knowledge and pursuit of Jesus and a Biblical world view don’t in all honesty, know what that world view is, and sadly, all too often, even who Jesus is.
Norway and so many other “progressive” nations, forfiet security in teh name of safety.... Disarmed populations are the soft underbelly of obvious delight to perverse, tiny people.
Cowards attack children in the name of whatever.
This event to me is a sad but teachable moment.
In America, how many citizens leave their arms at home when they could be the thin line of sanity in the face of evil in that moment when realization that a man or woman other could affect an outcome, but since they are not samurai, and they left the 1.5 pound equalizer at home because it was too inconvenient, that they are at best about to be a martyr, well intentioned but un able to in all probability, change an outcome. I tell you it is much easier to run to the guns when armed, than when not; something about having a fighting chance.....
I hope that we take to heart the need to be armed as much as possible, and if need be to avoid instances where we cannot be so prepared.
Typing this, I recognize that laws are often a barrier that we cannot individually overcome. I work on a military base and therefore cannot be armed (with a firearm) but I am a preparped as I can be otherwise. No ninja, mind you, but I have thought through scenarios and am as well armed and equipped as I can be w/o violating the law/regs.
Do you think things through?
It is not paranoia, if indeed, someone MAY be out there willing to harm you wherever you may be. Forts Bragg, Hood; Shopping malls, movie theaters, amusement parks, restaurants, places of worship, colleges, most importantly, you home.
Thanks for your input