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Should Christians be Leading the Fight Against Gun Control?

America is great because of Grace

Guns are not what makes America great.

As I sit here and ponder about all the suffering that guns have caused to innocent Americans in recent years, I wonder, where is Christ in all this? After all, as a believer of Christ I should filter everything through Jesus. So as a Christian I wonder, on which side of this heated debate should I be on?

I have held guns and other weapons that use ballistics in my hands before. I have read the descriptions that illustrate how powerful a gun is and how accurate it can be. So, I am well aware of what guns and rifles are mainly used for. They are meant to kill. They are meant to inflict deadly force on an enemy or adversary. They are not meant to be collected unless one is a museum, or as a purely for hunting device since there are other methods to hunt. They are not a toy to be given to children as birthday presents, or as a wedding gifts to people. Guns are serious business. Dead serious.

Hence, as a man who by the mercy of Christ has given his life to ministry, I just do not see how a believer in Christ can be so adamant about possessing such a destructive tool as a gun. Guns are an instrument of death, nothing else about it. That unbelievers are so full of fear, to the point that they feel the need to use an instrument of death to protect their earthly life is understandable. However, those who have their eyes set on the things above should not be attached to earthly living, and should know that no one can kill them. After all, those who believe in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life in Christ Jesus. Amen!

Bishop Abad A. Perez                                                                       Missionary Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel

Show Clemency Towards Kelly Gissendaner

The Missionary Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, stands firmly for the sanctity of life. Therefore, the diocese will like to ask the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles that they show clemency towards Kelly Gissendaner (and towards all those who are on death row). While she committed a heinous act against her former husband, and while we are aware that she has caused tremendous grief towards his and her family, the Missionary Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus believes that only God has the authority to give and take away life. For that reason, the diocese is in strong  opposition to the death penalty and considers its practice to be equal to the crime Kelly Gissendaner committed.

As the walls of the world crumble and fall, the foundation of the universe remains solid and strong

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus

As the walls of the world crumble and fall, the foundation of the universe remains solid and strong.
For the Lord our God endures forever, and that is wonderful news for those who believe in Him.
Therefore, to those who are afraid of the devastation to come, be still and continue to trust in the Lord our merciful and loving God.
He will cover you with His gentle hand and lift you up from under all the devastation. He will clean you up and welcome you into His Holy City, and there you shall rejoice forever. Amen.

Matthew 18:12-14

Matthew 18:12-14

12 ‘Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays; will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray?

13 In truth I tell you, if he finds it, it gives him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not stray at all.

14 Similarly, it is never the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.

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Job 9:1-12, 14-16

Job 9:1-12, 14-16

1 Job spoke next. He said:

2 Indeed, I know it is as you say: how could anyone claim to be upright before God?

3 Anyone trying to argue matters with him, could not give him one answer in a thousand.

4 Among the wisest and the hardiest, who then can successfully defy him?

5 He moves the mountains, though they do not know it; he throws them down when he is angry.

6 He shakes the earth, and moves it from its place, making all its pillars tremble.

7 The sun, at his command, forbears to rise, and on the stars he sets a seal.

8 He and no other has stretched out the heavens and trampled on the back of the Sea.

9 He has made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the Mansions of the South.

10 The works he does are great and unfathomable, and his marvels cannot be counted.

11 If he passes me, I do not see him; he slips by, imperceptible to me.

12 If he snatches his prey, who is going to stop him or dare to ask, ‘What are you doing?’

14 And here am I, proposing to defend myself and select my arguments against him!

15 Even if I am upright, what point is there in answering him? I can only plead for mercy with my judge!

16 And if he deigned to answer my citation, I cannot believe he would listen to what I said,

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Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6

Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6

1 [Psalm Of David] Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

2 In grassy meadows he lets me lie. By tranquil streams he leads me

3 to restore my spirit. He guides me in paths of saving justice as befits his name.

4 Even were I to walk in a ravine as dark as death I should fear no danger, for you are at my side. Your staff and your crook are there to soothe me.

5 You prepare a table for me under the eyes of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup brims over.

6 Kindness and faithful love pursue me every day of my life. I make my home in the house of Yahweh for all time to come.

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Luke 12:35-38

Luke 12:35-38

35 ‘See that you have your belts done up and your lamps lit.

36 Be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks.

37 Blessed those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. In truth I tell you, he will do up his belt, sit them down at table and wait on them.

38 It may be in the second watch that he comes, or in the third, but blessed are those servants if he finds them ready.

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Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

9 His saving help is near for those who fear him, his glory will dwell in our land.

10 Faithful Love and Loyalty join together, Saving Justice and Peace embrace.

11 Loyalty will spring up from the earth, and Justice will lean down from heaven.

12 Yahweh will himself give prosperity, and our soil will yield its harvest.

13 Justice will walk before him, treading out a path.

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Ephesians 2:12-22

Ephesians 2:12-22

12 do not forget, I say, that you were at that time separate from Christ and excluded from membership of Israel, aliens with no part in the covenants of the Promise, limited to this world, without hope and without God.

13 But now in Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far off have been brought close, by the blood of Christ.

14 For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one entity and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, by destroying in his own person the hostility,

15 that is, the Law of commandments with its decrees. His purpose in this was, by restoring peace, to create a single New Man out of the two of them,

16 and through the cross, to reconcile them both to God in one Body; in his own person he killed the hostility.

17 He came to bring the good news of peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

18 Through him, then, we both in the one Spirit have free access to the Father.

19 So you are no longer aliens or foreign visitors; you are fellow-citizens with the holy people of God and part of God’s household.

20 You are built upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone.

21 Every structure knit together in him grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

22 and you too, in him, are being built up into a dwelling-place of God in the Spirit.

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Luke 10:13-16

Luke 10:13-16

13 ‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

14 And still, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement than for you.

15 And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be raised high as heaven? You shall be flung down to hell.

16 ‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’

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