. . . have a duty and a trust to those who have not done so.
It is one thing for me to fight in war, where I dropped bombs on hideouts of the coldest and most ruthless terrorists in Southeast Asia ...
I was never called to be a soldier. I was deferred from Vietnam through conscientious objection. But I've never been shy about saying I believe soldiers deserve our highest respect. I've had my own battles, my own victories and defeats, Pains and sacrifices. But my life wasn't on the line. There's no higher calling than to protect and preserve the lives of others. I may be a hippie, but that doesn't mean I lack respect.
Bonestructure, no one has a heavier conscience or more regrets than a warrior priest like me. We who live by the sword die by it also, which I find acceptable. I will say that I have never used the sword amiss or to excess. Battle is the least forgiving thing on the planet. I do not regret what I have done and my conscience does not accuse me.
We had a job to do in Vietnam and the job sadly enough goes on. War will always be with us. Many is the time I have preached in a dirty flight suit and then gone with my congregation to preflight briefing.
I ask that the warrior spirit in us all find that disciplined Paladin who will not use his strength awry. The battle is still smoky, bloody, and dirty, but the cause we fight for is clean and so is the conscience of the men who fight it.
Yeah but there is one difference. Fighting for the truth or false. YOU sir, fight for the FALSE!!! You fight for the Jews in the physical nation of Israeli who you say are Gods chosen.
If you were not a false teacher It would be obvious to you throughout scripture the mistake you make and the mistake that the Jews who crucified Christ made. They were not satisfied with a spiritual kingdom; they had to have a literal, worldly, physical kingdom.
The Truth of the matter is not that Christ will reign for a thousand years some time in the future, but that Christ is reigning now, and will continue to reign for eternity. We do not have to wait for His Kingdom to come sometime in the future before He starts reigning over our lives, for Christ's Kingdom is here now, and He desires that we reign with Him now, whether we choose to recognize it or not!