“When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.”Genesis 14:14 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/gen.14.14.esv
“Each family has certain assigned duties within it own sphere…” (“Federal Husband” Douglas Wilson)
Abram’s household was equipped, trained, and ready to exercise its duty to protect. Is ours?
“But together families also contribute a molecular strength in the makeup of the two other trans-family governments, which are civil order and the church.” (“Federal Husband” Douglas Wilson)
Our church is only as spiritually and materially as strong as its member families.
Likewise for local civil communities.
Militia: an army composed of citizens… called up in time of emergency. (Webster’s 2010)
There are four places in the American Constitution that affirm the Militia’s prior existence, and no law can alter it. The militia is all able bodied members of a community.
Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 & 16:
[The Congress shall have Power To…]
Clause 15: [ ] “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”
Clause 16: [ ] “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:
“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.