The leadership of the U.S. Army – an Army which has tirelessly fought for the freedom guaranteed us by ‘Our Creator’; an Army that has always fought for God and Country; an Army that is a ‘force for good’ and ensures that we live in ‘one nation, under God’ – has made a cowardly and boneheaded decision. That decision is to have erased from the scopes of its soldiers, two Bible verses.
Via Todd Starnes at Fox News Radio:
The U.S. Army is directing troops to remove a Bible inscription that a vendor etched into the serial numbers of weapon scopes, Fox News has learned.
Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska told Fox News they received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed.
The scopes were made by Trijicom and referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The verses appeared at the end of the scope serial numbers – “JN8:12” and “2COR4:6.”
“The biblical verse (JN8:12) must be removed utilizing a Dremel type tool and then painted black,” read instructions on how to remedy the matter.
Though it’s too early to tell, as news of this egregious decision and action makes its way through the Army, perhaps more soldiers will read these verses than would have had such attention not been called to them.
First, how about John 8:12, which says:
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Next, how about 2 Corinthians 4:6? It says:
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
If, as we pray, more soldiers read those verses as a direct result of the Army’s cowardly decision, we’d like to introduce a third verse to future scopes.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28
Evil will always fight in vain to defeat good, which helps to explain why that’s where hate lives.