ABC News is reporting that a Michigan company making military weapons for the U.S. Armed Forces has references to Bible verses stamped on them. (ABC in its total ignorance calls them “Secret Jesus Codes.” No, they are references, as there are no secret “codes” in the Bible. Sorry, ABC.) The references are stamped on the high-powered rifle sights:
One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Other references include citations from the books of Revelation, Matthew and John dealing with Jesus as “the light of the world.” John 8:12, referred to on the gun sights as JN8:12, reads, “Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Unfortunately, the negative reaction centers on “church and state” issues and not where it should: Just how does a Christian message fit with an army waging aggressive war and invading countries that were not at war with us?
(Hat tip to Drudge. Lew, my apologies. I had checked just a few minutes before and had not seen your post.)3:13 pm on January 18, 2010 Email Bill Anderson