Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 3rd October 2017 in Early Church | early church,early church fathers,gun violence,America,mass shooting
...h, when a terrorist
killed 8 people in NYC by running them down with a truck, President Trump was quick to tweet about implementing "extreme vetting" of immigrants. Yet again, voices are loud for everything else except curbing gun ownership, and the silence from the Church in America is still deafening.
You can read more in the link below, but here's a few examples from the early Church with regards to war and violence, and using or owning weapons:
“It is not lawful for a Christian to bear arms for any earthly consideration.” — Marcellus ~298 AD
“Under no circumstances should a true Christian draw the sword.” — Tertullian 155-230 AD