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The Military Cause and Christians As Soldiers

Should Christians Fight In The Army?

Britian's General Montgomery's chief padre (military chaplain), Cannon Llewellyn Hughes speaking before D-Day (6 June 1944), when the allied troops were to land on Normandy said, “Let an army and a people learn what God stands for, and then they will know when they are for, or against, His purpose. They will then support or oppose with confidence as His commissioned servants. It is not enough for an army or a nation to have a vague faith in God. It is not enough for us to rest content that our own commanders are godly, and that God’s flag is publicly flown. Faith in God is useless until it governs action…we believe in God who wants, and means to have done, all that Christ embodied, taught and lived out…”

Christians in the Army of God - The Soldiers of Christ

‘You therefore must endure hardships as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier’ 2 Timothy 2:3-4.

If you want to celebrate with the victors you have to be willing to fight the battles.

The Christian Cause - Christian Service

George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilisation said, “We seem to have a strange idea of Christian service. We will buy books, travel miles to hear a speaker on blessings, pay large sums to hear a group singing the latest Christian songs - but we forget that we are soldiers.”

A man is what he fights for. He who dares wins. Fight to die, do not fight to live or you could run from the enemy. ‘Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed…’ 1 Timothy 6:12.

After Pearl Harbour - Colonel Doolittle

After the attack on Pearl Harbour, American Lt. Colonel Doolittle, volunteered to lead a near impossible air strike against Japan. With his trained men of war they flew off the deck of the Navy aircraft carrier (twelve hours earlier than planned), knowing that they did not have enough fuel to return. “Men we may die” he said, knowing the cost of the cause. Doolittle himself disobeyed direct orders not to fly as he had come to love and respect those whom he had trained. They completed their objective as they flew over Japanese territory only to crash-land in occupied China, some survived; others did not.

General Montgomery - Special Gallantry

General Montgomery speaking on the 24 March 1944 said, “…a special gallantry is required of our soldiers. If necessary, we have got to hazard all, and give our lives that others may enjoy it…”

Military Recruiting Commercial

There was a military recruiting commercial showing the soldiers in training and a voice which said, “If you keep pushing your limits, you won’t have any.”

Overcoming Obstacles

A soldier focuses on overcoming obstacles; failure is not an option as every battle is another opportunity for victory. But a soldier only becomes who he or she is through the proper training, discipline and dedication - you may have lost a battle, but you have not lost the war!

‘A righteous man may fall seven times, and rise again...’ Proverbs 24:16.

Battle-on, onward, Christian soldier - KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!