In Matthew 22, as Jesus prepared to leave from his last meal to go to his execution, he said to them,…he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
Did Christ literally instruct his followers to acquire swords or is this symbolic language- a metaphor for studying his Word, perhaps? We will follow with more but it does not take too much thought to see that a pistol is analogous to the sword. The sword was the personal weapon of choice down through the ages. Why did Peter possess the sword that he wielded when the Lord was arrested? Because the Lord told him to have one, of course. Read more