Who Would Jesus Shoot? A gun-loving Pennsylvania church will bless assault rifles in anticipation of Christ’s return.
A church in northeastern Pennsylvania is inviting the faithful to bring their assault weapons, including AR-15-style rifles, to a blessing ceremony planned for next week.
The Independent reports:
Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, is asking couples – specifically, heterosexual couples – to bring what it calls the modern-day “rods of iron” or a similar weapon to the event.
The church is expecting hundreds of people to arrive at its church in Newfoundland on 28 February.
Fox News reports:
At 10 a.m. next Wednesday, church leaders expect up to 600 people for a blessing ceremony, and many of those people are expected to be armed with AR-15s, the gun used in recent mass shootings across the country.
ABC reports the church website directs couples to show up to the ceremony with an AR-15 “or equivalents such as an AK semiautomatic rifle, representing both the intent and the ability to defend one’s family, community … “
Sanctuary Church official Tim Elder explained:
This will be a big thing for us. It’s a new stage for us because it incorporates the rod of iron, as it is in Revelations. Revelations talks about the returning Christ ruling with the rod of iron.
This rod of iron is the AR-15, in today’s terms.
Elder’s reference to a “rod of iron” has its source in Revelation 2:27.
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
Bottom line: Gun-loving Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, will bless assault rifles next week in anticipation of Christ’s return.
And so it goes.