Field Manual of the Free Militia
never quite identities "the enemy" with whom it isto do battle. It espouses an affinity with "local" police, and asserts that the Free Militia probably would not engage the U.S. Army in combat. Thus, agents of the federalgovernment are the only possible "enemies" left.Among the reasons listed for creating militias are Waco, Ruby Ridge, gun control, andabortion. These situations point primarily to federal agencies. Thus, the Federal Bureauof Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), and (becausethey are used to protect abortion clinics) the U.S. Marshals, are obviously the enemy themilitias are prepared to confront.In conclusion, private armies, or paramilitary groups, are not only unnecessary, they aredangerous. However, because the First Amendment of the Constitution upholds "the rightof the people peaceably to assemble," most militias enjoy protected status. They step over the line as soon as they advocate or commit illegal acts.The militia movement is connected to the radical religious right in many ways. Militiascount Christian Coalition constituents, John Birchers, Traditional Values Coalitionmembers, and other mainstream religious right people among its ranks. If attempts to takeover America through the democratic process fail, certain elements of the radicalreligious right are prepared to resort to more drastic methods.
1.1 The morality of arming and organizing
"He said to them, 'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'"
— Jesus Christ (Luke 22:36)
1.1.1 Biblical inspiration and authority
Before we can rightly consider arming and organizing ourselves as a militia, we mustconsider whether or not doing so is the right thing to do. Later on we will see that wehave the historical and constitutional right to form a militia. But ultimately, right andwrong is determined by God's will, and God's will is determined from the Bible. Whyturn to the Bible to answer our questions about right and wrong?
If you are a Bible believer, you must be committed to following its moral standards. If you do not believe the Bible, you should still know and weigh what it says and use it to justify your actions to Bible believers.
To answer this question we will briefly look at what the Bible says about its owninspiration, inerrancy, sufficiency, and authority.