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MARINE COURT-MARTIALED FOR POSTING – AND REFUSING TO REMOVE – BIBLE VERSE
Excerpts taken from FoxNews.com
Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling posted a small strip of paper including a slightly altered Bible verse on her computer, “No weapons formed against me shall prosper.”
The Bible verse actually reads,
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord” Isaiah 54:17.
Sterling’s attorney (on appeal), Michael Berry with Liberty Institute, said Sterling’s supervisor cursed at her and ordered her to immediately remove the verse, but she refused the order.
Sterling was found guilty of failing to go to her appointed place of duty, disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer and four specifications of disobeying the lawful order of a noncommissioned officer. She was given a bad conduct discharge and a reduction in rank from lance corporal to private.
Sterling’s attorney, Michael Berry, said, “If the government can order a Marine not to display a Bible verse, they could try and order her not to get a religious tattoo, or go to church on Sunday. Restricting a Marine’s free exercise of religion is blatantly unconstitutional.”
Since her court-martial, Sterling retained the services of Liberty Institute, as well as former US Solicitor General Paul Clement, who is also a professor at Georgetown University.
Liberty Institute and Clement plan to argue that the appellate court should have applied the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Sterling’s case, protecting her right to post Bible verses as a form of religious exercise, reported FoxNews.com.
Last week, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation demanded that Major General Craig Olson be court-martialed for mentioning “God” during his speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event earlier this month. The National Day of Prayer Task Force is a Christian event!
The name, “Military Religious Freedom Foundation” sounds very good, doesn’t it? It sounds good, but this group rose up from the pit of hell and they have the spirit of antichrist working in them. These “Alinsky radicals” have a primary purpose to persecute Christians wherever they find them in the military.
Christians shouldn’t enlist in the military at this time, because the Commander in Chief is Barack Hussein Obama and he too has the spirit of antichrist working in him against Christians and Israel. One only needs to read a few articles in the Destruction to the United States and Terrorism categories to understand this is factual.
On the other hand, if a Muslim should post a Qur’anic scripture in the military, you can believe that no one will say “boo” to him, or her, at least not while Barack Hussein Obama is in “office.”
“You shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake, but he that shall endure unto the end shall be saved” Mark 13:13.
John the Revelator wrote,
“I saw thrones and those who sat upon them and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of those who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not worshiped the beast (antichrist), neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousands years” Revelation 20:4.
People are killed in Africa, North Korea, China, Vietnam and throughout the Middle East for the name of Christ and persecution of Christians is on the rise in the US and the UK, which is Bible prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes. Do we not see Muslims beheading Christians continuously throughout the Middle East today, just as John prophesied concerning the last days?
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining will surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.