Breaking news: “Bibles in Afghan languages sent to a U.S. soldier at a base in Afghanistan were confiscated and destroyed to ensure that troops did not breach regulations which forbid proselytizing, a military spokeswoman said.”
And who collected the Bibles and destroyed them? The chaplains.
And here is another reason for Christians to not join or to get out of the military: “U.S. Central Command’s General Order Number 1 forbids troops on active duty–including all those based in Iraq and Afghanistan–from trying to convert people to another religion.” Since the Bible commands Christians to try to convert people, this means the U.S. military is anti-biblical. Christian soldiers, you should obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29). If you can’t obey God in the military then get out.
And then there is the matter of the unjust war in Iraq. But that is something I have written about many times before.9:09 pm on May 5, 2009 Email Laurence M. Vance