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Christianity Johnson on 14 Jul 2008 09:46 pm

Officers’ Christian Fellowship

Imagine the most powerful military organization in the world. Now imagine that it is run by evangelical Christians. That is the goal of the Officers’ Christian Fellowship:

Officers’ Christian Fellowship

Surfing through this site offers an amazing look at just how bizarre and destructive religion can be. Let’s start with the organization’s mission statement:

Christian officers exercising biblical leadership to raise up a godly military.

What does that mean? If you look at the page entitled Leading Effective Small Groups, you find this vision statement:

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

And this statement of purpose:

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

According to one article, 15,000 military officers are active members.

Now look at the Statement of Faith:

Inasmuch as I am a sinner and deserve the wrath of God, and since Jesus Christ died for my sins, was buried, and has been bodily resurrected, according to the Scriptures, I have accepted Him as my personal Lord and Savior and am saved by His Grace alone.

So, think about this… If you have accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, what might be your next step? Perhaps it might be to follow Christ’s teachings in the Bible. Perhaps you might do that by following the “Thou shalt not kill” commandment. Or perhaps Mark 10:21 would be a good verse to follow:

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Luke 14:33 echoes that :”Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

Matthew 5:43-48 is also interesting and inspirational:

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.’ “But I say unto you, ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and them which despitefully use you, persecute you, that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven…”

In other words, it would be impossible for someone who has accepted Jesus as a personal Lord and Savior to also participate in the military. Which makes this organization a gigantic exercise in delusion.

Try reading through the site. It is easy to see the real goal.

This article is also relevant: US military accused of harboring fundamentalism

A similar group is called Christian Embassy and is highlighted here:

From the video: “One of the reasons this is so sensitive and so controversial is that top commanders know that Al Qaeda and other fundamentalist Islamic groups often make the claim that the U.S. military is in, if you will, a crusade against those of the Islamic faith.”

Not to mention the fact that Christians in the military target people who don’t share their delusions:

6 Responses to “Officers’ Christian Fellowship”

  1. on 15 Jul 2008 at 9:08 am 1.Sam said …

    Holy disordered

    “The message of unconditional love, forgiveness, acceptance and the universality of the Gospel is preached weekly from the pulpits up and down the country.”

    If this is what the Gospels teach, then how can there be Christians in the military?

  2. on 16 Jul 2008 at 8:16 pm 2.Craig Bolthouse said …

    My brother is in the military, I he watched the above movie and cried foul. He said it was “stupid” and “unrealistic.” I pass no judgment, however. If I do not see this comment on this website within 24 hours I will now where the people on this website stand. That is all I will comment on at this moment.

    cb

  3. on 20 Jul 2008 at 9:39 pm 3.Laurel said …

    You are right on with this post. I am a US Army Reserve Major. This afternoon I gave a presentation to the Orlando Atheists and Freethinkers on this exact topic and other religious abuses in the military. I am experiencing this firsthand and would invite any Freethinking military members also experiencing it to join Orlando Atheists on Meetup.com which I am going to use initially as a meeting spot until I set up a separate Meetup for Military Freethinkers.

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