Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Religion and the Military

Is the separation of church and state being blurred in the military also? CNN reports today that a US soldier has filed suit against the Department of Defense and Sec. Gates, saying he has been discriminated against because he is atheist. He doesn't want compensation just a guarantee of religious freedom in the military.

There is a reference in the article to a group called the Officer's Christian Fellowship. ( ) There is absolutely nothing wrong with such an organization...but a look at their mission statement begins to make one think: "Christian officers exercising biblical leadership to raise up a godly military." Is this yet another Reconstuctionist operation? Read on:

"Purpose and Vision

To glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society.

In 2 Corinthians 5:20, the Apostle Paul describes Christians as Christ's ambassadors to a lost world. We believe God calls military believers to be His ambassadors to the armed forces. OCF exists to help you become a more effective ambassador, integrating faith and profession with excellence.

A spiritually transformed military, with ambassadors for Christ in uniform, empowered by the Holy Spirit, living with a passion for God and compassion for the entire military society."

Keep in mind that the Reconstructionist goal is to spread their brand of the Christian religion around the world with force, if necessary. A crusade, so to speak. Food for further thinking.

1 comment:

That Baptist Ain't Right said...

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