Mt 10:34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword."
Lu 22:36 He said to them, "But now, let him who has a purse take it, and likewise a bag. And let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy one.
Lu 22:38 And they said, "Look, Lord, here are two swords." And he said to them, "It is enough."
Ro 13:4 ....But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Re 2:12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.
Re 2:16 Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.
Re 13:10 If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if any one slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
Re 13:14 and by the signs which it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast, it deceives those who dwell on earth, bidding them make an image for the beast which was wounded by the sword and yet lived;
Re 19:15 From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
Re 19:21 And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the horse, the sword that issues from his mouth; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
An Imaginary Dialog (A Parody) Between Jesus and The Twelve Regarding Uzi Machine Guns, Browning Automatic Rifles, Stinger Missiles, .44 Magnum Revolvers, Mortar Launchers, Swords, Sharp Kitchen Knives and Forks, Icepicks, Drano, Frying Pans, Crowbars, Rocks, Strangulation Rope, HV Neon-Sign Transformers, C4, Dynamite, Snake Venom, Spider Venom, Plant Poison, Nerve Gas, and Push-em-over-the-Cliff Gravity
GEEZISS: Those who take to the weaponry will perish by the weaponry.
BART: Oh yeah? David used stones and a slingshot to knock Goliath for a loop and bring him down.
NATE: That's right. Then he used a BIG sword to cut off Goliath's head...and David himself never perished by the sword as You predicted everyone who uses swords will. What gives? Gonna get with the program, Geezy? Why not wake up and smell the coffee?
GEEZISS: That was then; this is now. Some assert that it was a different dispensation. Are we not in a different culture nowadays? City codes and federal regulations have to be followed, and that only applied to an ancient minority people way back when, yes? Obviously, David exhibited a horrendous lack of faith by resorting to armaments, right?
MARK: You should know.
JOHN: C'mon everybody. Lighten up. Geeziss was speaking allegorically.
MATT: Was not. He was speaking metaphorically.
PHIL: I would say He was talking symbolically.
JIM: No. He was inferring both metaphorically and allegorically.
JUDE: Haven't you guys read The Book? "In the beginning was The Interpretation, and The Interpretation was with God, and The Interpretation was God."
JACK: What version is that? Don't take things out of context!
ANDY: Why can't we use at least a .22 for target practice, Geeziss? And how about hunting ducks?
GEEZISS: What do you guys think about that?
PETE: I like pheasant. Also go for the big game, like deer and elk. Besides, it's my Roman Second-Amendment Right!
JOHN: Don't you believe in Separation of Church and State, Pete?
PETE: Only when it doesn't infringe on my Constitutional Rights.
LUKE: The many felon criminals on the broad and easy road to destruction don't give a damn about gun laws, but instead freely possess, carry, and use noisy firearms against the righteously disarmed for murder, robbery, rape, and drugs.....while the few law-abiding citizens on the holy and narrow road to Life should be strictly stifled and suppressed by dangerous and life-threatening gun laws which law-enforcement, politicians and legislators, judges and a-hole pacifist clergy impose against them, forbidding them firearms?
BART: How did YOU butt in here? Anyway, I always figured you to be a hothead, Pete. And they don't call Jimmy and Johnny the Sons of Thunder for nothing. You don't want them to have access to guns with their tempers. Obviously, they will murder in impulsive rage if they have them.
MATT: Oh come on, boys. Give the guys a break. At least they can mess around with paintball pistols, squirt guns, and Daisy BB airguns, can't they?
PHIL: It's good to not take toy guns into office buildings which Ban Firearms.
MARK: So you fellas have to tote fake pistols in your sidearm holsters to look like big shots, eh?
JUDE: Where's your trust in God to advance arms-less into the firing-range front line of a bunch of crazies during wartime spraying machine-gun fire at you almost point blank?
JACK: Jude, you are one stinking asinine goof!
ANDY: Geeziss told us to buy swords.
JOHN: To mount in a gun case, and merely look at?
SIMON: Geeziss did not mean real swords. Only Bibles.
JACK: Oh sure.
BART: You gotta understand: Geeziss was merely speaking symbolically, allegorically, and metaphorically. Don't take Him out of context. Don't misinterpret His words. Obviously, He was only using figures of speech.
GEEZISS: Was I?
BART: Tell us, Boss.
ANDY: Yeah. Talk straight, without dorking around with word games and ridiculous semantical inuendos. Enough of this symbolic "Be crucified with Christ" "Die to Sin" and "Eat My flesh and Drink My Blood Crap" mumbo-jumbo. Frankly now: Should we buy, carry, and use REAL guns....or not?
GEEZISS: For self-defense?
PHIL: We really do want to know.
GEEZISS: Do the Knights of Columbus ever use their swords?
SIMON: To defend maryolatry, purgatory, eucharistic-ingestion self-atonement, and pseudo-canonical apocryphal garbage worse than Mein Kampf?
MARK: You're a real Crusader!
SIMON: Pope yours.
PETE: Leave that to me.
SIMON: What did you say, Rocky?
PETE: I said, 'Pope yours." Want to make something out of it?
GEEZISS: Boys, boys. Cool it. Swords mean swords. Poison means poison. Gravity means gravity. Rocks mean rocks. And Bowie knives mean Bowie knives for filleting fish, or whatever. Don't make things complicated. Take Me at My word, OK?
JOHN: Or whatever? Thou shalt not "kill."
MATT: Lambs or sheep?
JOHN: Thou shalt not murder. Excuse me.
SIMON: I'm no vegetarian.
PHIL: Me neither.
PAUL: The weak man eats only vegetables.
MARK: Where the duce did YOU come from?
PAUL: I saw The Light.
GEEZISS: He did. God spoke to him. I know.
THEVOICE: Listen to My Beloved Son. And be thankful you fellows aren't presently being sexually harassed and disciminatorily bothered by a bunch of disgustingly-mopheaded, equal-rites proud-snot, hard-as cutesy-twit, female news reporters, news commentators, or news anchors.