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Jesus will return packing an AR-15


I am so sick of these people. If I could locate a vomiting-emoticon it would be inserted “here”. 

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ar-15Good way to combine Bible and guns. Boykin was a Lt. General when he was investigated by the Pentagon for casting the War on Terror in religious terms.

Now, he’s with the far-right Family Research Council.

“The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 is says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A might warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ’cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword.

And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.” – Boykin

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5 comments on “Jesus will return packing an AR-15

  1. This kind of violence laden Christianity is very prevalent. Some would not speak with the crassness as this man, but most evangelicals believe in an eye for an eye. When Jesus returns there will be a divine wrath, but it will not be anything like earthly wars. This war will be just and even holy. None of our wars have even a hint of those things. But until that day we are called to peace.
    It is astounding that people can cull out anything in the Old Testament and use it in a New Testament context, and now they can use something that is in the future and justify things they do now.

  2. Apparently Psalm 50 means little to nothing to him?

    Psalm 50:”…21 These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. … ”

    I think he thinks God thinks like him?

    • I think he thinks God thinks like him?

      Believe you hit on something really important Michael. Mankind DOES have a habit of seeing God (or serving “A” God) they’ve created in their own image, don’t they.

  3. Just sad and before you know it. That will become an article of faith among some “Christians” now! I’m afraid its really going to get more whacky and nonsensical like this before Jesus comes in all His glory!

    • Amen. I only regret not publishing Boykin’s complete quote.

      Read the portion i quoted above in context:

      “The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A mighty warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ’cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword.

      And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.

      Now I want you to think about this: where did the Second Amendment come from? … From the Founding Fathers, it’s in the Constitution. Well, yeah, I know that. But where did the whole concept come from? It came from Jesus when he said to his disciples ‘now, if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.’

      I know, everybody says that was a metaphor. IT WAS NOT A METAPHOR! He was saying in building my kingdom, you’re going to have to fight at times. You won’t build my kingdom with a sword, but you’re going to have to defend yourself. And that was the beginning of the Second Amendment, that’s where the whole thing came from.

      I can’t prove that historically and David [Barton] will counsel me when this is over, but I know that’s where it came from.

      And the sword today is an AR-15, so if you don’t have one, go get one. You’re supposed to have one. It’s biblical.” (source)

      It’s biblical! Can you believe that?!

      Corey, at Formally Fundie blog (which is where i located the complete Boykin quote) addresses this idiotic statement by writing,

      You heard it right: Jesus is coming back with an AR-15 in his hands to shoot his enemies, and if you want to be obedient to Christ, you’re supposed to own an AR-15.
      This is why Bible scholars, not military commanders, ought be left to do exegetical work– this is the worst interpretation I’ve ever heard of these passages.

      Teaching people that Christ-likeness means they are supposed to own an assault weapon is perhaps the most evil teaching I’ve ever heard made in the name of Jesus.

      So, herein is the lesson:

      As Christians, when our loyalties are divided between Jesus and our nation, Jesus and our culture, eventually the two blend themselves into a new belief system that is not part of the way of Jesus. Often, this happens subtly without us even realizing we’re developing a hybrid religion. As Jesus followers, we must renounce our loyalty to these earthly empires and become willing to enter into the counter-cultural kingdom Jesus began– a kingdom that doesn’t look anything like the empries of this world, including America.

      Amen.

      So you see, your comment about it soon becoming an ‘article of faith’ for Christians to carry assault weapons, as far as Boykin and his contemporaries are concerned, has “arrived”. For them, it IS already an article of faith RxY.

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