Monday, May 11, 2009

Should a Christian Join the Military?

I thought the following short article was important because kids (young adults) are facing fewer and fewer opportunities today outside of military/law enforcement positions. It is an honest question and should be considered primarily before deciding by any other criteria, in my opinion...

May 08, 2009
Should a Christian Join the Military?
Posted by Laurence Vance at May 8, 2009 08:24 PM

I have been saying no for years, and, although it has cost me dearly, it is a price I have been willing to pay. It is good to see that Chuck Baldwin is now speaking out against Christians joining the military.

In his May 7th article "Can Christians Serve in the New World Order Army?", Baldwin says that "an argument could be made that every war the United States has fought since World War II has been unconstitutionally waged: for the purpose of fulfilling the globalistic aspirations of world leaders and not for the defense of the United States."

Baldwin warns Christians about the military and law enforcement: "Our military personnel are more and more resembling international policemen, while our local and state peacekeepers resemble military forces. Neither bodes well for U.S. sovereignty and independence, or for liberty at home."

There are many other reasons, of course, for Christians not joining the military (see my LRC archive), but I "salute" Baldwin for writing what he did.

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