The recent arrest of a “Christian” militia group (yea Ohio and Michigan) has made international news (just what I want my friends around the globe reading about us) and for good reason, the initial response of hearing about a group of people who think of themselves as followers of Jesus taking up arms to kill innocent people in hopes of igniting an end times war is slightly disturbing. (What did you do during your year of unemployment?). But then I read this quote from the militia group, called the Hutaree, a made up word meaning “Christian warrior” because, well a word for “Christian warrior” doesn’t exist in a real language, and the quote instantly changed my demeanor:
Hutaree says on its Web site its name means Christian warrior and describes the word as part of a secret language that few are privileged to know. The group quotes Bible passages and declares: We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Antichrist. . . . Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment.
I can’t find the reference to using the sword or equipment in the Gospels but I am not giving up hope yet, any ideas what translation they’re using?