[Yahweh’s1] law is slacked, and judgment [justice] doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth…. (Habakkuk 1:4)
This is the inevitable consequence whenever man compromises Yahweh’s standard of ethics with his own fickle, surrogate edicts. This includes the Second-Amendment established by the late 18th-century founders and its provision allowing us to bear arms in defense of ourselves, families, and neighbors.
For Christians who support the Second Amendment, this will very likely come as a shock. However, not only did the framers compromise and weaken Yahweh’s law of self-defense, they condemned the Second Amendment to eventual revocation for at least two reasons.
The optional rights’ repercussion
It’s often heard that the constitutional framers did not create the right to bear arms but only codified what was an already existing God-given natural right. However, there are two inherent problems with this oft-parroted assertions:
1) Except perhaps as the Paper’s timekeeper in Article 7,2 the Constitution knows nothing of God.
2) God and His Word know nothing of optional rights. Instead, the Bible is replete with God-expected responsibilities.
America began her trek toward the precipice she finds herself staring into today when the framers replaced the much more potent God-expected responsibilities (such as Psalm 149:6-9, Luke 22:36, and 1 Timothy 5:8) with Enlightenment-inspired optional rights (such as the Second Amendment).3 Such rights are easily controlled by whatever government happens to be in power. One needs look no further than the wording “shall not be infringed.” Despite this proviso, the Second Amendment is the most infringed, licensed, and limited Amendment of the entire twenty-seven.4
The Constitutional Republic’s ever-infringing restrictions upon the Second Amendment’s optional right are indicative of a foreign government’s control over its subjects:
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. (1 Samuel 13:19-20)
Such is the inherent nature of optional rights, as contrasted with irrevocable Biblical responsibilities, such as the following depicted by the Apostle Paul:
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [including spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (1 Timothy 5:8)
The next generation’s legislative impact
America’s next generation of civil leaders are being educated in a public school system that is aggressively anti-firearms. Children as young as five years old are routinely being expelled for plastic squirt guns, Pop Tarts bitten into the shape of guns, and pointed fingers.
You don’t have to be a prophet to see the handwriting on the wall. If the Second Amendment’s optional right hasn’t already been completely whittled away within the next twenty to twenty-five years, the next generation of public-schooled legislators will certainly repeal it altogether.5
Rebuilding the foundations
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)
What can the righteous do? They can rebuild the foundations.
That the Second Amendment was doomed from its inception is not the tragedy some people initially think it is. Instead, it’s part of the means by which Yahweh is slowly but surely forcing us back to doing things His way. When the Second Amendment is finally repealed, we’ll have nowhere to look for protection but to Yahweh (Psalm 91). We will be compelled to look to His directives as the standard for all we believe and do, including the responsibility to bear arms in defense of ourselves, our families, and our neighbors:
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword [or today’s equivalent] in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: This honour have all his saints. Praise ye Yah. (Psalm 149:6-9)
Then said he [Jesus] unto them, But now, he … that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. (Luke 22:36)6
Let the rebuilding begin.7
Chapter 12 “Amendment 2: Constitutional vs. Biblical Self-Defense” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective
1. YHWH, the English transliteration of the Tetragrammaton, is most often pronounced Yahweh. It is the principal Hebrew name of the God of the Bible and was inspired to appear nearly 7,000 times in the Old Testament. It was unlawfully deleted by the English translators. In obedience to the Third Commandment and the many Scriptures that charge us to proclaim, swear by, praise, extol, call upon, bless, glorify, and hold fast to His name, we have chosen to memorialize His name here in this document and in our lives. For a more thorough explanation concerning important reasons for using the sacred name of God, see “The Third Commandment.”
2. Chapter 10 “Article 7: More of the Same” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective
5. Chapter 12 “Amendment 2: Constitutional vs. Biblical Self-Defense” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective