Love thy enemy…

You have to read this. I found this article very interesting. For a soldier, who is committed to serve his country, to be so committed to his faith, that he could not fire on another human being. Read the article HERE and let me know what you think. Did the Army do the right thing? Will there be a line of enlisted men asking for this same discharge? Hmmm…

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4 Responses

  1. Sounds like a slippery slope for the military, but I respect his decision and the Army for honoring it. Good stuff!

  2. I don’t know, I guess I’m different but I think if you sign up for military service you better be willing to fire the gun, if need be. There was quite a bit of killing and violence in the Bible times, especially the Old Testament. I don’t think we as Christians are always “compelled” to not harm another human being. I think there are times when it is right and even justified to protect and defend yourself and your countrymen. I believe when the Bible talks about “thou shalt not kill” it is talking about willfully taking another’s life with no grounds and with no responsibility behind it. Very different than military service, in my opinion.

  3. I read this and had the same thoughts as Debbie. When you join the military you know what you are getting into. If you think about the founding of our country and the “right to bear arms” I do not think God had them put that in the Constitution if there would never be a need for it.

  4. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he was already in the army when God touched him and he began studying scripture. This is surely a man of conviction, no one who talks out of both sides of his mouth. I agree with mudpuppy however, this surely can’t be a welcome decision for the army.

    If we can dream, I’d like to dream that for every North American serving who leaves for the same reasons, one on the ‘other side’ would leave to. Imagine, in my dream, eventually there’s no one left to fight on either side. I’m glad dreams can come true.

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