Monday, August 27, 2007

Worshipping God Could be Dangerous

Another Example of a "Gun Free Zone"

By de Andréa

What would you say about someone walking down the street carrying a sign that read, I have 100,000 dollars worth of diamonds in my left pocket and I am unarmed.

I don’t know about you but I would say at the very least, that this sign carrying, diamond toting person was asking for trouble. One would think what a stupid and ignorant thing to do. This person would be advertising the fact that he was helpless in the face of an attack, as well as giving someone a reason to attack.

Not only that, after the police investigation of the robbery… Can you just imagine the CSI scratching their heads when they read the sign???

Yet this is exactly what we do when we advertise that our schools have valuable little jewels in them and they are not armed. They are “GUN FREE ZONES’.

Our Commercial Airplanes are “GUN FREE ZONES” Think about it, 9/11 would never have happened if the passengers had been armed.

Moreover, there are places that do not necessarily advertise that they are gun free, but usually are. One of those places are Churches.

A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri American church, Sunday Aug. 12, 2007, killing the pastor, two worshippers and wounding several others. The Church was of course, a “GUN FREE ZONE”

This abominable act is not the first time that churchgoers have been attacked while worshipping their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, it happens all over the world, and more often in the U.S. than you think.

In 2004, one of the most dreadful campaigns of mass murder was unleashed upon the Tutsi people of Rwanda. In just 100 days more people were slaughtered, many of them in churches, than have died from atomic weapons in all of history.

Dr Peter Hammond's book "Holocaust in Rwanda" documents how a gun control government, media manipulation, liberal church leaders and the U.N. played a role in making this disaster possible.

It was a typical winter's evening in Cape Town, dark and dismal. The St. James Church was not as full as it usually was. There were slightly fewer than the approximately 1,500 worshippers it normally held, which was probably due to the cold and rain.

Two young members of the congregation stood up and ministered in song, when a scuffle at the front door, to the left of the stage, drew our attention.

A chaotic scene unfolded. Grenades were exploding in flashes of light. Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air. An automatic rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews – and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory – to pieces.

One man in the congregation with a gun knelt down behind the bench in front of him and pulled out his .38 Special snub-nosed revolver, which he always carried with him.

The congregation had thrown themselves down – in order to protect themselves as far as possible from the deluge of flying bullets and shrapnel. By God's grace, the view of the terrorists from his seat, fourth row from the back of the church, was perfect. The construction of the building was like a cinema, with the floor sloping towards the stage in front. Without any hesitation, he knelt and aimed, firing two shots at the attackers. This appeared ineffective, as his position was too far from the targets to take precise aim with a small snub-nosed revolver; he had to get closer to the terrorists.

He started moving to the end of the pew on his haunches and leopard-crawled the rest of the way, when he realized that his position was too high up. The only way he could stop their vicious attack, was to try to move in behind them and then shoot them in the back at close range.

He sprinted to the back door of the church, pushing a woman out of the way, so that he could kick the door open as he sought to get behind the gunmen to neutralize their attack. As he desperately rounded the corner of the building, outside in the parking area, he saw a man standing next to what was the "getaway" car. Resting on his hip was his automatic rifle. The man was looking in the direction of the door through which they had launched their attack.

He stepped back behind the corner of the wall and prepared to blast the last of his firepower. He strode out in full view of the terrorist and shot his last three rounds. By this time, the others were already in the car. His target jumped into the vehicle and the driver sped away immediately, leaving behind the acrid stench of burning tires and exhaust fumes.

All he had managed to do was to scare them off, if he had not it probably would have been worse. No one else in the church was armed.
He ran across the road to the house of a neighbor and jumped over the fence. Knocking on the door, and shouted, "Call the police, there's been an attack!"

Eleven helpless people were murdered and 53 injured that evening.

THE BOTTOM LINE: This kind of thuggery usually takes place among unarmed people, such as schools and churches. When last did you hear of multiple victim shootings taking place in police stations, on firearm ranges or at gun shows anywhere in the world? No, homicidal maniacs are cowards, preferring unarmed victims, i.e., usually soft targets in "GUN FREE ZONES".

“…And let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy one.” Jesus talking to his decuples about their own persecution regarding their defence just before his arrest and death. Luke 22, vs 36b RSV.

de Andréa

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