It was July 25, 1993. A cadre of terrorists entered a church building in South Africa, in what turned out to be the most dramatic church attack in modern history.
Armed with AK-47s and grenades, they were prepared to kill hundreds of parishioners. There was however, something they were not counting on - Charl Van Wyk and his 38 special revolver.
Kevin Swanson interviews Charl on this experience and a more recent attack that occurred in July, 2008. Sometimes loving your neighbor as yourself does require obeying the Nehemiah 4:14 mandate.
With the recent rise of church shootings and the progressive decline into anarchy in many western states, this discussion should be of particular interest to fathers, and those responsible for caring for families and churches.
The first five minutes are interesting The first five minutes of the description of the event and heroism were interesting. The rest was a discussion about gun rights and the use of gun. What was not discussed was responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit and it seemed that a "rule" was trying to be worked out as to when it is okay for Christians to use self defense. sigh How we need to be encouraged to do as Hebrews 13 says: "Observing the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith"
brother Michael (10/11/2008)
Must Listen A program that all should listen to and heed the wisdom therein. I only recently learned of the Biblical right and responsibility to protect family and neighbor through the proper use of firearms.
My encouragement is to listen to this message, watch the YouTube videos of Shooting Back and step up to the plate. Also, talk to others in your local church to help other families become more prepared.
Hopefully when you decide to get a firearm, you MUST get proper training on the handling and use of a firearm. Anything less and you will be a danger to yourself and your family and neighbor. Contact the NRA in your area, contact local gun shops and ask about training, or look at any of the excellent training academies across America.
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord....