C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Removed For Having Too Much 'Cents'

Apparently, a marine has been ‘removed from duty’ because he was handing out coins with Scripture references on them at an American checkpoint in Iraq.

The article claims, ‘U.S. military regulations prohibit religious proselytizing’ (apparently ref. General Order 1A, Part 2, Section J) and a quick search returned this: U.S. Soldiers Launch Campaign to Convert Iraqis to Christianity.

Interestingly, Weistein (in the above article) considers passing out these coins to be a ‘national security breach.’ Yet, I doubt we can honestly associate passing out coins by this soldier with the other soldier's actions of using the Quran as target practice.

This article states: ‘A military statement said "appropriate action" will be taken if the reports are substantiated.’ What exactly would be ‘appropriate action’ I wonder.

Maybe they will just take all of his extra ‘cents’ since apparently he had so much he was giving it all away.

1 comment:

Pvblivs said...

     Well, one of the accusations is that the action in Iraq was a pretext to impose christianity. This soldier was doing no favors to the image of the administration.

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.