Somehow, the American Church has tricked itself into thinking that serving in the military gives you an excuse to kill someone and still get into the New Jerusalem. Nothing could be further from the truth. First, Jesus said His kingdom is not of this world, and if it were, His army would defend Him. So what do you think that means? That means killing someone, especially innocent women and children, is not justified because we are to love our enemies, not kill them. Some of you might say some of the New Testament Christians served as Roman Soldiers. Keep in mind that Roman soldiers also served as peace time police officers, so we don’t know which ones killed on offense or as a matter of true defense. Jesus allowed the apostles to keep a couple of swords for self-defense, and true self-defense is allowed. Notice “true” qualifier. The U.S. Department of Defense used to be called the War Department, which was more accurate, but decided to trick the public into thinking it is only geared towards “self-defense” of “national interests.” No other kingdoms ever did this doublespeak propaganda in history the way the U.S. and her allies have done. No matter what tricky, clever titles it uses, killing innocent men, women and children thousands of miles from your own borders in the name of “national interests” will not cut it with the Judge of Judges, Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian in the military, get on your knees as soon as you can and pray to Jesus Christ for the Holy Spirit to come and teach you the truth. If you are not truly defending the borders of your country, then what exactly are you doing? Will your commanding officer be with you on Judgment Day when Jesus Christ asks you to justify the murders you did in violation of the 10 Commandments? This is not meant to criticize you individually, but to open your eyes so you don’t die with this deception seared in your conscience. Stay in prayer. Amen.