"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15
Persecution has begun here in America…And it starts with our Armed Forces!
Good efternoon everyone. It is with a heavy heart that I write this post.
Persecution of Christianity has officially begun here in the Unitied States and it begins in the Department of Defense. This would include ALL armed forces that report up through the DOD. See the article… So here is the deal… According to the report the gentleman who is responsible for drafting the verbiage that would actually imprison a service member for sharing his faith has stated this “Christians–including chaplains–sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”
To see what he really thinks of Christians CLICK HERE
It appears that the official verbiage, as confirmed by the Pentagon states the following: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis”
And so it goes. The government has now made it illegal to evangelize in the Armed Services. This puts our Christian brothers and sisters in the armed services on another front line for Christ, as they risk imprisonment and dishonarable discharge for simply caring enough about their fellow soldiers to offer Christ to them.
The Great Commission is our single charge directly from Jesus. Because we love Jesus we obey His command, which is to go forth and to make disciples. We cannot go forth and make disciples without proselytization. Because we love our brothers and sisters we tell them about the salvation that awaits them. To ask a Christian to not evanglize is to simply ask them to not be a Christian, and to disobey an order from God Himself.
We are no longer protected, and are now officially a persecuted group from our US Government. It is time to be prepared mentally for the sacrifice that we are going to be asked to make here in the very near future.