Thursday, January 24

Fargo Church Comments on Armed Guards in Church

From: Grand Forks Herald

On any given Sunday, a handful of members of the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fargo may be wearing a black shirt and an earpiece — much like a federal agent.

They may have an array of medical or law enforcement training — some are retired police officers or military members — who provide security for upwards of 2,000 churchgoers that attend every week.

A select few may even be strapped with a concealed weapon under their Sunday best.

Senior Pastor Matthew St. John said Wednesday the program, known as Gatekeepers, has been very successful since it was implemented four years ago and has been well received by the Fargo Police Department — who has provided some training for the program, he said.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow...this is a far cry from the apostles who turned the other cheek even when it cost them their lives. They didn't have armed guards protecting their families and their meetings. They displayed the love of Christ, even for their enemies in the face of death. The Bethel clergy has as little faith in God as unbelievers do. "Do not be afraid of the one who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell." MT. 10:28.