And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace....Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Daniel 3:20 and 22
Consider the followoing article before reading further:
Imagine being put to death for your worship of the one true God. It is nothing new as the blood of the martyrs has been shed for centuries. The blood of the children of Israel has also been shed in quantities only God knows. Also imagine being one of the soldiers following the commandment of Nebuchadnezzar. What drives you to such devotion that you rush headlong into a hot oven knowing you will die? What drives men to kill another person who is only guilty of worship at the command of a worldly leader? Why do some give men mindless devotion without conscience to the point of death; furthermore, what drives them to commit horrid atrocities in the name of their cause or leader?
Recently, the military has again shown an Anti-Christian bias. Recent high level meetings were conducted where the thoughts and opinions of godless men were considered. Among them was Mikey Weinstein, of the group known as the Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Take time to read his words. Here are a few excerpts: "
“Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
"If these fundamentalist Christian monsters of human degradation … and tyranny cannot broker or barter your acceptance of their putrid theology, then they crave for your universal silence in the face of their rapacious reign of theocratic terror. Indeed, they ceaselessly lust, ache, and pine for you to do absolutely nothing to thwart their oppression. Comply, my friends, and you become as monstrously savage as are they. I beg you, do not feed these hideous monsters with your stoic lethargy, callousness and neutrality. Do not lubricate the path of their racism, bigotry, and prejudice. Doing so directly threatens the national security of our beautiful nation."
What is the purpose of thinning Christians from the ranks of the military? Maybe they need the sort of devotion that brings men to commit atrocious acts against humanity, blindly serve a political leader, and following a man with godless ideology that comes from the rejection of the God of the Bible and His Christ. It is hero worship to the extreme. Men like this wish to worship anything that doesn't have Jesus attached to it. At its heart is a world view that is anything but Christ centered. Those who have had the moniker of a Christian and committed godless acts in the past (or present) were acting in accord with institutions or dogmas of a human design that directly opposed the very words of Christ as revealed in scripture. These grave errors remind us to stay grounded in and focused on the Word of God. This devotion to scripture is becoming rare today since so many "scholars" see themselves as self appointed editors of scripture while following the science of textual criticism. The overall point is that wickedness always rears its ugly head when God and the Bible are rejected in preference of men's philosophies and opinions.
It is certain that we are seeing a very serious situation as it relates to the reforming of the military along lines other than the values that keep military leaders and personnel in check. When lines of morality are blurred, restraint is removed, and conscienceless devotion is encouraged men need to prepare themselves for the inevitable horrors like those committed in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. In both of these situations those whose devotion to God or ethical values prevented them from indiscriminately murdering on command were weeded out. Those with amoral characteristics were then sought. It created a spiritual vacuum filled with wicked violence and unobstructed immorality. Those who would have moral objections were being destroyed or were long since removed.
Ernst Rohm--Openly Gay Leader of the Brown Shirts
In Nazi Germany there were two groups that rose to power and assumed control of the government and military. They were a group of open homosexuals and those with occultic ideals and practices. The world view of both of these groups was diametrically opposed to the values of a Judeo/Christian world view. Eventually those who followed occultic teaching gained greater strength and crushed the homosexuals that assisted them in gaining power. Without an equal, they then sought to impose their rule by any means while destroying anyone who stood in their way. We all know that the victimization of the Jews by these two groups without conscience and Christ guiding them eventually led to the Holocaust. Are we seeing this scenario being set up again? If so, draw yourself close to Christ and hold on--persecution is on the way.
The Influence of Occult Practices in Nazi Germany
THE OCCULT AND THE THIRD REICH
THE PINK SWASTIKA AND HOLOCAUST REVISIONIST HISTORY by Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.
Pentagon Taps Anti-Christian Extremist for Religious Tolerance Policy