For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. And not only the Pharisees, but the Gentiles pray as well: “Do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words” (Matthew 6:7).
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally. It is possible that nominal Christians learn the language of true, Christ-exalting, God-centered, sin-confessing, Spirit-dependent, promise-trusting, holiness-pursuing prayer. They ask him to do good things without asking him to do the best thing.
But what about self-defense as a last resort and biblical mandates to protect when spouses or children are involved?
The Old Testament offers a plethora of examples, but what about the New?
What we're seeing today is not a gun problem; it's a moral problem called sin. When the fear of the Lord decreases, evil increases."A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both" (Dwight D. One of the Scriptures often used to support banning weapons is found in Proverbs , "Do not say, 'I will recompense evil'; wait for the Lord, and He will save you."This scripture is dealing with vengeance and vigilantism, not self defense.