Every Christian believer in America should read the recent article, The Military Is an Unholy Institution.
For one thing, it IS an unholy institution, so far as any meaningful definition of Christian morality and righteousness is concerned.
To conservative Christians, I just want to say one thing: The military you love, adore, and idolize so much is an unholy institution.
This article shouldn’t even be necessary. If there is any group within Christianity that should be the most consistent, the most vocal, the most persistent, and the most scriptural in its opposition to the actions of the U.S. military, it is conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians who claim to strictly follow the dictates of Scripture and worship the Prince of Peace. It is these Christians who ought to vehemently oppose the U.S. military invading, occupying, and bombing other countries. It is these Christians who ought to be appalled at all the U.S. military’s maiming, killing, and making widows and orphans. It is these Christians who ought to be adamant about the U.S. military only defending the United States, securing U.S. borders, guarding U.S. shores, patrolling U.S. coasts, and enforcing no-fly zones over U.S. skies.
But this article is necessary. It is necessary because of the rampant military idolatry and blasphemy that pervades a great many conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians and churches. Too many.
Hey conservative Christians: If you won’t recognize that the military is an unholy institution and repudiate it because it is a force for evil in the world, then how about for the following four reasons?
The military is an unholy institution because it is filled with sexual predators. […]
The military is an unholy institution because it allows women to serve in combat roles. […]
The military is an unholy institution because it observes LGBT Pride Month in June of each year. […]
The military is an unholy institution because it allows transsexuals to serve openly. […]
The conclusion is inescapable: the military is an unholy institution.
Hey conservative Christian pastors: You warn your congregations about unholy activities, unholy people, and unholy institutions. Why don’t you warn them about being ensnared and enamored by the U.S. military?
Hey conservative Christians: I thought you were adamantly opposed to homosexuality and perversion? I thought you considered it unnatural and unbiblical for women to act like men? I thought you believed that wanting to identify as a different gender was evidence of a mental problem? Then why are you such a defender of the U.S. military?
Sadly, American Christians greatly value the power of powerful men, however wicked, in the here and now, and not the power of the truth or of holiness. Step by step, they are being revealed to be just another bunch of Canaanites, grovelling before Baal – which is just one of the many masks that Satan wears.
- Either worship power, or worship Christ.
- Either worship money, or worship Christ.
- Either worship the nation-state, or worship Christ.
(You’d think that this would be a simple, elementary decisions for Christians… but as we can see, it isn’t)
Christians should have no part in profoundly demonic institutions – as the military demonstrates who is their Lord by their actions. Holiness is far more important than gaining the favour of the powerful – who will still despise you to the core of their being, regardless of how patriotic you are.
Redemption of the military, like redemption of the public schools, that is impossible at this point of time. Redemption requires repentance, and repenting before Jesus Christ as Lord, and a profoundly secular (and thus anti-Christian) state will do no such thing.
(Certainly not before undergoing pain on what would be an unimaginable scale, as of 2016!)
It’s time to get out of Babylon, and plan out – and then create, peacefully, in a small scale, and then spreading step by step – redeemed societies, able to carry the Light of Christ forward after today’s Liberal Empire crashes and burns.
(For one thing, it’s far better than Christians allowing themselves to be used as disposable cannon fodder by their corrupt and perverted ‘betters!’)