Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Major General: Why Are Domestic Government Agencies Purchasing Enough Lethal Ammunition to Put 5 Rounds In Every American?

The American Government is buying ammo again. The US Forest Service has expressed a need for a large quantity of ammo, to be delivered within 30 days. Because, of course, all those wood nymphs and Keebler elves need handling at the wrong end of a hollow point bullet.

In actuality the response to the queries about why Forest Rangers need so much ammo is that they need the ammo for training and also for protection when investigating illegal grow farms and meth labs in the dark woods, which is legitimate, however the quantity is large and the haste is suspicious. So the list of agencies recently asking for ammo of the kind that is outlawed in even international conflicts (hollow point) are:

The Forest Service's request for rush bullets as noted above,
DHS's order of 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition earlier this year...
The Social Security Administration's recent large request for 174,000 bullets for 295 agents with law enforcement training,
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency award of an ammo contract...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) order of 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition... which brings forth the following questions about NOAA:

--Could not the US Government simply re-allot the ammunition from DHS?
--What is it about being a weather person that requires the training and use of a firearm?
--What future event is coming that makes the National Weather Service believes it needs to train and arm its employees?

and of the ammo requests overall, the Major General asked,

Major General: Why Are Domestic Government Agencies Purchasing Enough Lethal Ammunition to Put 5 Rounds In Every American? ...

Good question.

The American Thinker to mused on the fact that, Unusual Government Agencies Stockpiling Ammo. The writer was told that the ammo requests were a "clerical error."

Actually I am not a fan of government, but I am a big fan of God. Let's see what He has to say about governments, as related to us in His word: (The source I used is really good and I recommend reading the entire page of God and Government.)

God has instituted human government - Rom. 13:1; Prov. 8:15,16. Jesus recognized authority of government.
a. Caesar - Matt. 22:15-22
b. Pilate - Matt. 26:59; 27:1; John 19:11

Human government is answerable to God. The government is supposed to be servants of God - Rom. 13:6. If the government does not serve God or fulfill its duties to the people, government will be judged accordingly- judged of God for failure to act in God's authority - Ps. 2:2-6,10; Rev. 17-20.

It is important to remember that the authority of government does not depend on moral character of leadership. Government's authority is set up by God and just because we may not like what the current President or Prime Minister or King is doing, we must still operate under its authority.

That is not to say, however, that government's authority is unlimited, nor that we follow it blindly. There are legitimate causes for civil disobedience, see Acts 5:29.

We are not talking mere personal disagreement with ideology or policies, but legitimate causes which act on a Christian's conscience for civil disobedience.

Some Biblical examples are Daniel and prayer as in Dan. 6, Peter who was told by the Pharisees not to preach (Acts 5:27-30), and Paul in Acts 16:35-40 and Acts 17:7.

Is there ever legitimate time to resist, oppose, revolt, rebel, undermine, subvert in insurrection, or plot to overthrow government? ---end source material---

During the Tribulation, Christians will be facing that very question. The Beast who is the Antichrist will force all to receive a mark of worship on their forehead or hand. (Rev 13:16-17). Christians only worship God, so they will have to reject the government mandate to worship the Beast, and in so doing reject the entire government. It will be at a high cost; famine, and/or death by beheading.

Until that day every Christian will increasingly be asking themselves what is the limit of my participation in government? How far can I go or should I go in participating in it or rebelling against it?  But remember, the first century Christians were faced with evil emperor Nero, who hunted them and captured them and impaled them and lit them up for torches in his garden. The Christians were persecuted, disallowed to preach, pray, or even live. That situations is a far cry from ours in the new millennium of 2012 where we simply find the presidential choices distasteful.

Personally, when my government begins buying large swathes of ammo, I don't feel comforted. I feel uneasy. It makes me long for the day even more when the government shall be on His shoulders! I love the ideals behind democratic government, but soon after those ideals founded our land they became perverted and corrupted, as is the wont of the doctrines of men.

Soon the Lord will come and He will be the embodiment our government. Right now His kingdom is invisible but it will soon be made visible. "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6). This verse is not only a prophecy of the savior's birth but an affirmation of His lordship and rule. This verse looks to a time still future, during the Millennium, when Christ will reign over a literal, actual kingdom on earth that encompasses all the kingdoms and governments of the world (cf. Daniel 2:44; Zechariah 14:9).

Won't it be fantastic when all nations are subdued and there is no strife, no political rhetoric, no government oppression, no persecution? We won't have government agents arriving at your door to point a gun with hollow point bullets or a taser at you. All the guns will have been beaten into plowshares.

"He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4).

So when you hear reports of US government agencies buying bullets, we need not fear this evil trend. Jesus is coming. His government will be perfect. Meanwhile just remember to live diligently under the laws and rules of the day (Jesus did!), but also to pray for His arrival!

6 comments:

  1. Jesus recognized the legal authority of government. Those who are operating outside of that which is legal are not technically qualified.

    One of my thoughts about that ammo being requisitioned by those agencies do not have the kinds of safeguards in place to properly protect it.
    What if it is the plan of a rogue portion of government to access those stores in the event the military no longer co-operates with it?

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    1. Very good question, Jeff!

      I wonder if our own government is illegal from the top-down? I do not believe Barack Obama is constitutionally qualified to be President. If he is not, it makes our entire government illegal. What, then, is the part a Christian to follow its laws or not follow its laws?

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    2. May I ask why you don't believe President Obama Is constitutionally qualified to hold the office?

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    3. From the Center for Western Journalism:
      Dems Admit Obama’s Not Eligible
      June 23, 2012 By Doug Book

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/dems-admit-obama-not-eligible-dont-care/

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    4. Under the constitution and rule of law I do know after spending some time as an insurance agent and owning my own business, it is called repudiation of agreement whereby one because of their acts that may call their performance into question can cause the agreement to be unenforceable. Our laws have been twisted to allow those "serving" (themselves) in government to commit crimes and not be held accountable to be at least examined. For instance the president gave assistance to those in Libya fighting against their own government which had been in place for quite a while. His act of doing so involved bypassing congress, that was an act of sedition in that there was no revealed threat to the US. He also gave assistance to Al-Queida, a known enemy of the US that we are still engaged with and have been at war with since 9/11. That was an act of treason. I sent a letter asking Susan Collins if she and congress were just going to stand by and allow it? She replied, claimed that she shared my concern about the president and sidestepped the rest.
      Lawlessness
      I have done a considerable amount of examining these things in that the legal system has allowed the banking industry to run rough shod of the American people. And not just irresponsible either.
      There is an upside to this whole thing, if the presidents acts are illegal, so is the debts incurred during the time of his presidency and they are his not ours.
      If there was ever a time for this passage it is now.
      Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

      13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

      If you belong to Christ, you do not simply have to take whatever the enemy dishes out. You, by mercy and grace are able to stand.

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  2. Good point Elizabeth. Fake and fraud "plant" by the anti-Americans.
    Saw this and thought it fit with your concern and logic: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/49107
    But, the LORD knows what they're all up to, so as you stated, we'll just trust Him!
    Maranatha!

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