Pastor to flock: You are 'worse than a heathen' if you don't own assault weapons

According to this Trump-supporting evangelical pastor, it is a "biblical requirement" to own assault rifles.

Apparently, any Christian that does not own an assault rifle is “worse than a heathen.” Yep. According to Chuck Baldwin, a former Presidential nominee from the Christian Reconstructions Constitution Party and current pastor and right-wing radio host, any Christian that does not own a weapon such as the AR-15 or its equivalent has “denied the Christian faith.”

Baldwin made this bizarre declaration during an appearance on a podcast over the weekend. He cited a passage from 1 Timothy in defense of his statements.

“Therefore, you must have the means of self-defense. And in our society today, that means a firearm in the similitude of an AR-15. Without that, you are not in a position, you are not even able to protect not just your family and your house, but your neighbors, your community around you; that we, as a community of people—that’s the militia—are given the God-given responsibility to protect our communities. That is a biblical requirement.”

Seems like a bit of a stretch of both the biblical verse and the second amendment, doesn’t it?

Baldwin didn’t stop at calling those without guns faithless, though. He also put out a call to other pastors about preaching his pro-assault weapon sermons, suggesting that they tell their congregations that if they “are not prepared to defend your family and your neighborhood and your community with the force of arms, you have denied the Christian faith and you are worse than a heathen.”

The NRA must pay one heck of a tithe.

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Read more about those biblical requirements, Chuck Baldwin Says It’s A ‘Biblical Requirement’ For Everyone To Own An Assault Rifle” written by Kyle Mantyla posted by Right Wing Watch on April 02, 2018.

The Christian Dilemma:

The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion, or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and “them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: "Here we are Lord!" And He will respond: "I never knew you". They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

Those who have put themselves first will be last.

~ The Separation Of Church And Hate:

There is a good reason why Church and State must always remain separate. Let’s get something straight, right from the start: A theocratic state is not a free state, and never will be. I’m sure it was never Jesus’ intention nor was it His will that anyone should be dominated in His name, the name of Christ. That is the will of men. To be accurate, the concept in itself is anti-Christian. You can only follow Christ by choice, not by legislation.

It seems some people are more intent on casting stones at perceived sinners than propagating the love of Christ. ~ “Above all else, I command you love one another”. ~ This was the message that Jesus preached, and as far as I can see, the worth of a soul will only be measured as such. But I can assure you of one thing, when your time of judgment comes, you won’t be asked to recite scripture, but rather, if anything, the question will be: Did you get the message and live by it?

For all of you people out there on the religious right, you should try to remember that looking for sins to condemn, and people to persecute in the name of God, is simply Satan’s way of keeping you from seeing what is good and praiseworthy. It’s Satan’s favorite means of deceit; getting people to hate and kill each other in the name of God and Christ Jesus. Twisting scripture to incite hatred and division.

Understand this; that by doing so, you are defaming the name of Christ, associating Jesus with bigotry and hate. Jesus was never cursed with these feelings, these sins that you commit in His name. It’s widely agreed that He rose above it all, and to use His name for the justification of spreading contempt and hatred for anyone is true heresy. It isn’t Pro-Christ by any means, but clearly Anti-Christ.

~ It doesn't really seem to matter at this point whether you believe in God and Christ or not. What we have are Anti-Christians, the antithesis of the persona Jesus, and they are attempting, through legislation, to declare America to be a theocratic state and nation, legitimizing discrimination under the false guise of "religious freedom". If you're not one of the "chosen" you're fair game for persecution, oppression and abuse. It’s a perfect "us" and "them" scenario. If you express opposing views to the “Order” or you're a non-believer, or in any way perceived as a “sinner”, they'll be coming for you.

~ Anti-Christians ~ The scriptures flow as sweet as honey from their lips, seducing and robbing in the name of God. These are the ones Jesus spoke of that would come in the End Times and deceive many in His name. Anti-Christians: You will know them by their bigotry, their hatred, and their contempt for “others”.

who the Hell is Timothy?

The Pastor never once mentioned that we were "superior" in any way. Only that we need assault weapons for protection.
Indeed, it's the liberals in their so-called "intellectual superiority" that go and do the mass shootings and then blame the gun.
And don't even get me started on their views of abortion.

Typical Liberal copout- blame the NRA. Hey numbn88s, the reason Hillary lost wasn't because the NRA has politicians in their pocket, it was because, in part, because she called 5 million members of the NRA and the firearm owners of the US deplorable. Liberal Left policy- pick a problem, blame it on one group of the population, ban weapons and confiscate them to keep the populace "safe", then get rid of everyone who doesn't follow you. Worked for Hitler

Everyone knows that life begins at erection !

Actually, Assault weapons will do you no good when the U.N. “Black Helicopters” show up to take away your steel penises, rape “your wimmin” and haul you to a secret concentration camp in Alaska the Koch’s warned you about in the 1960’s, where your brains will be poisoned by making you drink Flouridated water.
The deep state you fear most.
You don’t need AR15s, you need tanks, RPGs and Nuclear weapons. According to NRA dogma, citizens have every right to be as well armed as the “😜Guvmint!”

What worked for Hitler is the same thing that worked for Trump.
Scream Hate. Scream Lies “3 times and people will believe the lies.” A quote from Donald Trump in his book “Art of the Deal.” NRA management are not Deplorables, they are domestic TERRORISTS. I was a member of the OLD NRA. The one which taught gun safety to hunters. Like President Bush l, I left when the Lunatics took over the organization in the 1990’s.