Summary – Christian Gun Culture, with Jerry Robinson
In this episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, host Doug Stuart discusses the topic of faith and violence with Jerry Robinson, founder of True Riches Academy and host of True Riches Radio. Raised a Jehovah’s Witness, Robinson eventually found his way to the gospel and now challenges Christians to think critically about their faith and the associated ethical implications. Together, Doug and Jerry take on the topic of “gun culture” in America, which Jerry suggests is contradictory to Christ’s teachings on radical nonviolence. In addition to the rich discussion on the ethics of gun ownership and gun use, the conversation highlights the importance of understanding God’s character despite the pervasive interpretative pluralism and hermetical difficulties of today.
Jerry Robinson is the founder and executive director of the True Riches Academy and host of True Riches Radio, a podcast dedicated to challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe. Through the True Riches ministries, Jerry and his team seek to “educate, equip, and empower” followers of Christ through the creation and distribution of educational materials in a variety of formats including: podcasts, video teachings, and e-books. Since 2002, Robinson has served in both pastoral and lay leadership in the local church, has taught and lectured in a variety of Bible colleges, universities, and churches, and has preached and lectured around the world, including Europe and the East. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Tulsa.
Main Points of Discussion
|04:31||From Jehova to Jesus|
|7:19||Faith and hermeneutics|
|12:44||Why do Evangelicals go against Christ?|
|17:37||What is “gun culture?”|
|21:42||The book of Revelation and Jesus’ return|
|24:45||Extrabiblical prohibitions and prescriptions|
|30:38||Christians for Liberty Network plug|
|31:09||Romans 13: State sovereignty vs God’s sovereignty|
|32:32||Good vs. evil|
|37:18||The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun…|
|43:52||Can guns be used as a last resort?|
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