Yale Divinity School criticizes Air Force chaplains
DENVER ‚ÄĒ A team from the Yale Divinity School says it has found lingering problems among chaplains at the Air Force Academy, where commanders face allegations that evangelical Christians wield too much influence among cadets and leaders.
The Rev. Kristen Leslie, leader of the group, said the academy invited the team to return in July, but school officials controlled members' activities so tightly that they didn't get to see many examples of chaplains in action.
Leslie's report on the team's 2004 visit said an evangelical Christian chaplain had urged cadets in his congregation to confront other cadets and tell them they would burn in hell if they didn't become born again....
The USAF is already, in effect, persecuting believers, particularly officers, by its petty rules regarding what is & is not acceptable to say regarding faith issues. A friend of ours, wanting to be a faithful witness while at the same time trying to respect his superiors and regulations, is constantly troubled about choosing between God and Leavenworth. He might have been better off as an NCO.
What battles are worth fighting? There's not always a simple answer. Most of us aren't faced with such serious consequences for bad choices here.
The Yale Divinity school, needs to be examined, for not being Christian. I never approved much of chaplains when I was a draftee in the Army. They were much more worried about their Army career than Christianity. This even included the Protestant ones.
"Leslie's report on the team's 2004 visit said an evangelical Christian chaplain had urged cadets in his congregation to confront other cadets and tell them they would burn in hell if they didn't become born again."
Well, what does the Bible say? "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Sounds like the Rev. Kristen Leslie needs to study the Bible a lot more; Apparently, her seminary has inseminated her with a false idea of salvation without rebirth.
"I am readying a federal lawsuit against the Air Force. Obviously that is all that is left. They swore to defend the U.S. Constitution, not the New Testament," said Weinstein, who served as a lawyer in the Reagan administration...
We must obey God rather than men! Woe to any Chaplain who submits to a magistrate or private individual who commands him to disobey his Sovereign LORD!
This is a small example of persecution in the name of everything America holds dear: Freedom of Religion, Tolerance, and Diversity. These principles thoroughly applied would make orthodox, Biblical Christianity illegal. Our King gives freedom only to practice religion His way, teaches us to be intolerant of sin and lies, and does not value diversity, but calls everyone to be conformed to Himself.