Skip to comments.WHAT WOULD JESUS SHOOT? Churches offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract members
Posted on 11/25/2012 5:00:45 PM PST by Evil Slayer
MARENGO, Ohio Salvation isnt automatic but it might be semiautomatic.
In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.
Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we havent really reached out to guys, said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.
Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements for earning a concealed weapons permit. The training includes two hours on a church members private shooting range.
I grew up going to church, but hadnt attended in a number of years, said David Freeman, 52, a local engineering manager who attended a firearm safety class at the church. Always considered myself a Christian. I came for the gun classes and have been coming back for two years.
The Marengo church launched its program several years ago and was likely among the first in the country to offer concealed weapons training. But from Texas to North Carolina, a smattering of congregations have recently followed suit, as ministers seek to capitalize on local enthusiasm for gun culture and demand for carry permit classes to expand their flocks.
Central Baptist Church in Lexington, N.C., held its first concealed weapons classes in March, in what the Rev. Ryan Bennett described as just another avenue to reach people.
We want to draw people in to our campus, Bennett told a local newspaper at the time. And were going to try anything that we can to do that.
While conceding that he carries a 9mm pistol with him at all times, he said he doesnt
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More blessed to give than to receive.
It won’t be long before another leftist punk like the Aurora Joker gets it in his mind to assault a church.
Big deal, mosques have been doing the same for centuries.
Or maybe a Galil.
Matthew 26:53 NIV
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
This is a good idea.
Whatever happened to preaching the Gospel, in season and out?
More foolishness from the false shepherds.
He would use a “Judge”. :)
yup, it would be beneath the dignity of a haloed true shepherd to bait the gospel hook with anything like this
that’s like asking if the Carpenter of Galilee would use a Craftsman hammer
The bible and self defense:
Never mind what would Jesus shoot - the real question is WHO would Jesus shoot?
If we could get Catholics to embrace this kind of thing, then we could start winning over Hispanics.
Catholics need to become connected to red blooded conservatism somehow.
Guns were not invented yet, he would shoot no one, didn’t have a gun...
He [Jesus] said to them, “But 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.” — Luke 22:36
My Lord and Savior was in favor of self-defense.
Your church ping!
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