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John Piper: Give 10 Cents to Gun-Carrying, and a Million Dollars to Joy in Suffering

John Piper has been the center of recent controversy on whether Christians should arm themselves for self-protection. Piper explained his position further at the recent 2016 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders during his talking titled, “Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ“.

Piper said:

“The world does not ask you for the reason for the hope that is in you if you tell them it’s in your holster. Nobody is going to get converted by Christians being savvy when the Muslims show up. Talking like that does us no good…”

Watch his entire response here:

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Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.