Alexander M. “Sandy” Jacobs is an ELCA pastor who teaches New Testament studies in retirement.
To Own a Gun or not to Own a Gun, That is the Question
May 2014: Guns (Volume 14 Issue 5)
We know that guns are prevalent in many homes throughout in the United States, and we know that Americans have the right to own firearms. However, as Christians, should we? Based on Paul’s message to the Corinthians about eating meat, and Luther’s concept of Christian freedom, Jacobs argues that Christians should choose to not own guns in order to set an example for the community and to keep it safe.