Road-kill Stinks

If you stay in the middle of the road you become road kill.

Last week, the Air Force suspended a  course that has been taught by chaplains for over 20 years. The class, “Christian Just War Theory” is considered offensive because it uses Bible verses to teach missile launch officers that it war can be morally justified.

A spokesman for the Air Force said that the use of Bible verses was an “inappropriate approach” in a “pluralistic society.” It was said that the Air Force was promoting a certain brand of fundamentalist Christianity. The verse cited in the conflict is Revelation 19:11, “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.”

Fortunately, one person stood up for the truth, and with admirable wit. David French, senior counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice said, “…parts of the military are trying to play all sides of the fence – trying to take a middle-of-the-road approach. If you stay in the middle of the road, you become road kill.”

Last Saturday, August 6th, Texas governor, Rick Perry, called Americans to respond to the current crises with prayer and fasting. Obviously, no matter how large the gathering, one day is not enough. Christians must exercise a lifestyle of daily repentance and seeking God’s favor for our country. Are you praying? What’s on your heart?

One thought on “Road-kill Stinks

  1. Hi Abby,

    I like the Chambers’ quote. The Just War concept is a tricky one. I have a lot of difficulty with it since men make war, not God. And sometimes man’s justice is injustice. God’s justice is perfect.

    Anyway, I am fasting and praying . And during this time, I agree with you that God lead the nation (to above all) discern properly after His Spirit and let the Word (his sword) rightly divide bone from marrow, soul from spirit, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. I pray that He give us the wisdom to intuit the truth so we know what to do. Our leaders need our prayers!

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