Re: Are you a Methodist?
Our church is not affiliated with ANY denomination on earth.
No one at some headquarters in New York City or on the Left Coast makes decisions regarding our belief or style of worship.
We follow the teachings of Christ as recorded in the Bible.
And He tells us it is more important to be armed than it is to be dressed:
Luke 22:36 (MSG);
36 He said, "This is different. Get ready for trouble. Look to what you'll need; there are difficult times ahead. Pawn your coat and get a sword.
A sword was THE personal defense weapon of the day; Christ was directing us to be armed with the weapon of the day, which today is a gun.
And He tells us that a man is expected to defend his home:
Mark 3:27 (KJV);
27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
And we figured that all out without some headquarters somewhere directing us!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.