“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days. (Joe 2:28-29 NKJ)
American society is amazing. Following the death of seventeen people, most of them teenagers, at Parkland High School, there was a remarkable silence from the adults, except those from the gun lobby. Fortunately, we were able to see prophecy in action, as these young people stood up and said, ‘never again.’
How can we claim to be pro-life, and yet ignore the loss of seventeen lives? How can we be peace-makers, and yet fight for the right to carry a weapon of warfare? We’re supposed to have a ministry of reconciliation, yet we thirst for blood and revenge.
The Second Amendment does give you the right to carry arms. However, the law is not so forgiving when you decide to discharge that weapon and possible wound or take the life of another person, even if you thought that person was a threat to you. Second, are you sure God understands when you take life from someone that you did not give in the first place?
Even if the Church refuses to speak out, some elements of corporate America sees the writing on the wall, and no longer backing the National Rifle Association
Social change is coming. Those young people may not be able to vote yet, but when they do they may decide to no longer accept the values or lack of them, of the last generation. High school students are refusing to take the distractions, excuses, and inaction that has prevailed for so long.
Pax Pneuma, as a peace and justice organization, calls on the legislature to ban all assault rifles, and also ban the sale of bump-stops.