John Adams wrote about Independence Day, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as The Great Anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward - forever more!"
Throughout American history, churches have raffled guns at events of every kind.
Jesus conveyed this to His followers:
Luke 22:35-37 “Then
Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not
have money, a traveler’s bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need
anything?” “No,” they replied. “But now,” he said, “take your money
and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy
one! For the time has come for this prophecy about me to be fulfilled: ‘He
was counted among the rebels. Yes, everything written about me by the prophets
will come true.”
V38-39 “Look, Lord,” they replied, “we have two swords among us.” “That’s enough,” he said…”
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