For more than 20 years, Air Force chaplains used Bible verses to teach the morality of war at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) discovered this flaw, however, and now have forced the suspended the program that was offered to missile launch officers.
King James Bible scriptures including verses from the Old Testament and from the New Testament cannot be part of any military instruction regimen, even if taught by chaplains.
The MRFF is a radical left group that professes to counter far-right, radical, militant evangelical fundamentalists in the military. The militant left-wing group filed a complaint on behalf of about 30 officers who were subjected to offensive material from Bible verses.
The writing is on the wall
Although the complaint is supposedly under review, a spokesman from the Air Force Air Education and Training Comman has already condemned the practice of using the Bible scriptures in training, saying that their goal is to avoid any acknowledgment of any faith while teaching and briefing military servicepeople. He said that the use of Bible verses was unacceptable in a pluralistic society.
Somehow, it seems like the Air Force will remove the Bible verses from the training program.
Just another attack
Those who study the Bible understand that it is not offensive. In the past, the literary value of the King James scriptures has been recognized, but now, even suggesting that the Bible encourages ethical conduct is considered “militant.”
The attack on the Bible and the study of the Bible is more than an effort to promote the equality of all religions: it is part of a major attempt to destroy all vestiges of the Bible and Christianity in every segment of American society.
The MRFF spokesman quoted by the Mail Online, Mikey Weinstein, revealed the unbridled ignorance that provides the impetus for his complaint:
The United States Air Force was promoting a particular brand of right-wing fundamentalist Christianity.
The idea that any study in the Bible is unconstitutional has no merit. Still, to the enemies of Christ, even the mere mention of a Bible verse is radical.
The bottom line
The truth in the Word concerning the Air Force training program is this: the use of the Bible is clearly not necessary for use in justifying the launch of missiles against an enemy. However, wanton hostility toward the Bible scriptures should not form the basis for changing any training program.
After all, the military has bent over backwards to accommodate and promote every religion imaginable (except Christianity), so there’s not even a vague hint that the Air Force class was promoting a religious agenda.
Christians, however, should not expect anything different. The Gospel is offensive to those who are bound by sin and should never be expected to appreciate it until they receive salvation.
Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (1 Peter 2:7-8)
Believers should accept the fact that the wicked reject the Bible and pray for those who are offended by it that God will grant repentance to them.