Remember him? He was the guy who lost an ear to Peter’s sword, at least temporarily. After putting his ear back on, the Lord told Peter to put down the sword. In the face of increasing violence in our nation, is that what we should do? Just put down the guns? Is gun control the answer?
The Three Guys tackle this topic on this episode. They discuss the Second Amendment, the Biblical warrant for defending oneself, the role of government in shaping laws regarding guns, and how Christians should discuss these things. In the back and forth banter, Kyle and Scott go at it for a while, but in the end they do beat their swords into plowshares!
So listen to this episode aimed to get you thinking, trigger emotion, and may or may not end with a bang!
2 thoughts on “Episode 148: His Name was Malchus”
The last sentence was well-played.
I know this is a few months late, but I was a little surprised no one mentioned how in Esther 8 King Xerxes gave the Jews “the right to assemble and protect themselves,” which sounds quite similar to parts of the 1st and 2nd Amendments to the US Constitution.
Speaking of the Constitution, it is my understanding that some objected to the Bill of Rights because those rights were considered to be obvious and did not need to be spelled out formally.
Also, at times I feel the need to point out that when the Constitution was written, the personal arms of the era were at least as good as the weapons of standing armies of the time. So while the writers could not conceive of the AR-15, they were clearly outlining the rights of citizens to protect their families, their homes, and their property with the best and most lethal weapons available.
It might be too late, but a good topic for RPI 2020 would be a discussion on church security.
[caveat – I am not a Biblical scholar, legal scholar, or military history scholar. Or Latin scholar, for that matter.]
Thanks for your comments! I agree the Esther reference is a great Biblical example. The point of the weaponry at the time of the Constitution is insightful.
Yes, church security would be a good topic!