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Confessional Principles of Self-Defense

The 16th century protestant Reformation brought about the creation of declarations, or standards, which explained or defined the biblically based doctrinal positions of various Reformed traditions. While these standards don't reference firearms specifically, they speak to the topic of the defense of life.

To see more of the Reformed standards and additional scripture references, visit

1689 London Baptist
Westminster Larger Catechism
Heidelberg Catechism
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