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Who Is Our Enemy? -- Comments on Censoring of Navy Chaplain

Contact: Keith McCahey, 210-379-5982, kmccahey@bibledoctrinebasics.com

 

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following comments are from Jack Heckathorne, author of the book “Separation of Church and God.”

 

In a December 21, 2005 Washington Times news article, Julia Dunn reports:

 

“Official military policy allows any sort of prayer, but Lt. Klingenschmitt says that in reality, Evangelical Protestant prayers are censored. He cites his training at the Navy Chaplain's School in Newport, R.I., where "they have clipboards and evaluators who evaluate your prayers, and they praise you if you pray just to God," he said. "But if you pray in Jesus' name, they counsel you."

 

“Counsel you?” For what? To tell a Christian that he shouldn’t offend religions by adhering to his own beliefs? Suppose you told a Muslim that he couldn’t mention Allah or he would be court marshaled?

 

If this is the case someone needs to go there and ask some questions. Since the President is “Commander and Chief of the Military” this situation falls directly under his control. Out of the thousands of religious names in the world why is Jesus the only one who they are trying to censor?

 

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)

 

This makes it obvious that the Chaplain's School is the enemy of Salvation if they will court marshal a chaplain for recognizing the only savior. They have compromised Christianity for the sake of political correctness and political expediency. The Apostle Peter writes:

 

“…there shall be false teachers among you who shall bring in damnable heresies even denying the Lord that bought them… (2 Peter 2:1)

 

This begs the question “Who is the enemy of the Christian?”

 

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…” (Ephesians 6:12-13)

 

No one on this earth has the right to tell you, me who to pray to, where to pray, what to pray, or in whose name to pray. Prayer is a personal thing between you and God and our Constitution guarantees us this freedom of religious expression without government interference. Perhaps the leaders of the Navy Chaplain’s School should be the ones on trial. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…” (1st amendment to the Constitution)