My friend, and I mean that sincerely, what makes you think that America is not still under British rule? Hmmm .......I'm a Christian too. Not all civil authority is granted by God. That would mean that Hitler's regime would have be instilled by God. Also under your ideology, we would still be under British rule.
You are correct, though. Under, 'my ideology' (Which should be, 'your ideology' too; if, in fact, you are also a Christian.) we would still be under Great Britain's clearly visible rule. Had I been alive at the time I wouldn't have taken up armed opposition against the (moral) reigning authorities. Please reread what I said; and in the exact way that I said it - OK.
If you're, truly, a Christian then you do what Judeo-Christian Scripture says to do; and you behave as Judeo-Christian Scripture tells you to behave. There's no, 'middle ground'; you have to take your, 'conscious mind' out of the equation. Nobody said that it was going to be easy; nobody said that all men, everywhere, were going to believe. You either do what The Christ tells you to do; or you do not. One of the most important things Holy Scripture tells us to do is to obey ALL moral civil authority. Hitler was NOT moral civil authority - Understand? When they arrive neither are the antichrist or the false prophet going to be moral civil authorities........ I'm a Christian. I'm under Christ's command to obey all (moral) civil authority. I may not like it; but a general government order to disarm is something that I'd have to obey. (Because, agreeable or not, all civil authority is granted by God.) I'd suggest that other people should obey the general law-of-the-land, too. The hard truth is that any resort to the use of small arms and an, 'us against them' mentality simply isn't going to work. You might as well try hunting elephants with a slingshot.
A principal difference between the way that you think, and the way that I think is the reality that you choose to place most of your faith in yourself and your guns. Now, in spite of the fact that my conscious mind also tends to go in, 'the other direction, I deliberately choose to put my faith in God rather than in my: remarkable hand speed, ambidexterity, proprioceptive reflexes, or longstanding (and extraordinary) ability to hit distant targets with small high speed lead balls.
I assure you: I am, at least, as well armed as anybody else on this board; and, I'm going to, also, remind you that, 'The horse is prepared for the day of battle: but safety is of The Lord.' (Proverbs 21:31) I'm, also, an old man; I've led an often troubled and occasionally dangerous life. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that I'd have died many years ago, and more than once too, if it weren't for The Lord's direct intervention. I've finally come to understand that, 'Every man passes as The Lord allows, and not a moment before.' Here's one final reminder for you:
'O' Lord, I know that the way of a man is not in himself: It is not for the man that is walking, even, to direct his own steps.' - Jeremiah 10:23
As I said: There's no, 'middle ground'. You, either, believe or you don't. I believe. :wavey: