Why were the disciples told to buy such WEAPONS?
I mean, in defense of Peter (not that he deserves to be defended at this point in the narrative) Jesus is saying two contradicting things:
“. . . for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52, NASB).
“’Put your sword back in its place,’ Jesus said to him . . .” (Matthew 26:52, NIV)
Let’s unpack this… and, if anything you can just enjoy the ridiculous pictures, banners, and memes I found when “researching” this topic because, the internet.