16th January 2013 by Bill Davis
Gun control seems to be the topic everywhere. It is discussed at parties, the office, church, schools and on virtually every public medium available from Facebook to Twitter. I have many of my Christian friends spending hours debating the issues and various stands. It sure seems like everyone has an opinion and is ready to share it. The point here is not to stand in support of either side, but to ask those so passionate about their own stance to look at how they “stand” for God control. God is being removed or controlled in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Today our President will lay out his and perhaps our Government’s ideas and recommendations on gun control. The headlines read: “Obama’s New Gun Proposals” and “White House to Unveil Gun Proposals”. But then…one of last night’s lead news stories was: “Young Adults Leaving the Church in Record Numbers”. I dare say the subject of guns will get far more press and discussion and that of the church. Why is that? Without guns, there still will be murders and violence. Without God, we will eventually lose all.
Have you ever eaten alligator? It is one of my favorites. The meat from an alligator comes mainly from the tail. When an alligator is harvested for the meat, do you think they walk up to the alligator and cut off his tail? No, they kill the head and then the tail is there. Such it is with gun control. We are looking too much at the “tail” and not paying enough attention to the “head”. Kill the head first and remove it. If we remove the sin driven head in our society rather than spending so much time on the tail, then the tail will take care of itself.
If we continue to allow others to remove God from society, then all will surely die; the head and the tail. Nothing will be fit for consumption. Our President, our elected officials and we ourselves are more willing to take a stand, no matter what side, on gun control than on God control. I know more about how certain elected officials feel about guns than how they feel about God. Are we not just trying for a quick fix while ignoring the cure?
Psalm 103:3-4; “God forgives all your iniquity, He heals all your diseases, He redeems your life from the pit, He crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.”
1 Peter 2:24 English Standard Version (ESV); “He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.”
Maybe, just maybe, we are looking at the wrong cause of violence and should look more to God.
Bill Davis

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