Matthew Maruster Blog Posts
My Name Is Matthew Maruster. I Carry A Gun. And I'm A Christian.
With the recent church shootings, with Christians defending life with their guns, the topic of “is it Christian to carry a gun for self-defense?” has come up a lot lately. I figured I'd tackle this topic to the best of my ability.
This post is by no means an exhaustive Bible study on how God views self-defense. And, in full disclosure, I am not a pastor and do not have a seminary degree. I am simply a Christian disciple who believes that we can understand God's will by being a workman and studying His Word.
I am a former police officer, combat infantry Marine, firearms instructor, husband, and father.
To be clear, I'm not writing this to persuade you to carry a gun, though I think you should. I decided to write this to help people reconcile the incredible responsibility of using deadly defensive force and how that fits with God's plan for us.
What does God say about His creation using defensive force that could cause the death of another?