Replacing Bible with generic “book of faith”?

Subject: Replacing Bible with generic “book of faith”?
Date: July 19, 2018 at 2:37:16 PM MDT

 

So i seen an article that the Bible is being replaced by a generic “book of faith”. If true, then what exactly is a “generic ‘book of faith'”? A hardback book with empty pages from beginning to end? The islam book? Id like to know. 

 
Try as yall might you can never take faith away from individuals, regardless of all the actions taken, your not taking my faith away or my Bible. One thing to make clear…..religion is man made. It is faith we live by, not religion. It is hope we live by, not religion. Religion can be many things. But faith comes from God, the Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus LORD and Saviour. The word Christian means Christ-like, it is also a relationship between an individual and Christ. 
 
Sooo, i know who will be the ones to go throughout the US, from corners to corners and gather all those faithful including me, and kill us, like sheep to the slaughter….those in our active service that is hateful and evil and unsaved, all because the MRFF and everyone against the Bible and the LORD and His teachings are scared or have been givin to a reprobate mind. Just remember, when the day comes for Judgement, those that deny Christ will be denied by Christ Himself and be sent to everlasting punishment in Hell. No drop of water will quench the agony and torture and will never ease the suffering all because people decided to be OF the world and not OF God. 
 
REPENT NOW AND ACCEPT THE LORD AS YPUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOUR! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! 
 
Dont think you have plenty of time cuz it can very well end in an accident, illness or anythin that may come thats not good. The devil is real and he knows his time is running short…get saved while you still can
 
Have a Blessed dad
(name withheld)

On Jul 19, 2018, at 9:41 PM, Joan Slish  wrote:
Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Joan Slish
Dear (name withheld),
I am so sorry that you have been made afraid due to lies, omissions and distortions.
Where do you get your information?
We are the MILITARY Religious Freedom Foundation not the CIVILIAN Religious Freedom Foundation. We are not trying to take your (civilian) bible or your faith but encourage you to do so.
I’m stunned that someone is teaching you that we are going to round up all the Christians and kill them. This is nothing more than a false conspiracy theory to make you afraid and angry in order to keep you subservient to their agenda.
I’m going to show you the facts – including the laws and regulations that have been deliberately left out – in order to dupe you.
Mikey and MRFFare neither an atheist organization nor are we anti-Christian. Mikey is Jewish (and prays to the same Father we do 3 times a day) and 80% of the Board, Advisory Board, volunteers and supporters (415 in total) of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are Christians. In fact, 96% of our 56,300+ soldier clients are mainline Christians and we fight for them more than any other belief or non-belief.
We also have many distinguished and honorable military members (including Christian Chaplains and religious leaders) on our Board and Advisory Board whom we rely on for their expertise on religion in the military.
Check out our Mission statement.
As far as Mikey is concerned, God is taking care of him and he will not go to hell.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so ALL ISRAEL shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
For thisismy covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”
As concerning the gospel,they areenemies for your sakes: but as touching the election,they arebeloved for the fathers’ sakes.
For the gifts and calling of Godarewithout repentance.” Romans 11: 25-29
As you can see, God has a covenant with His beloved Jews to take away their sins.
Jesus was born, raised, preached and died a Jew. He is also the KING OF THE JEWS.
It will be the Jewish Jesus who will be the judge at His Judgment Seat.
Religion is not manmade. It is biblical.
The First Commandment is:
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
The definition of religion according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
(1):the service and worship of God or the supernatural
(2):commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
The laws concerning the military (government entity) and civilian life are different. For anyone to say they are the same is false.
As defenders of the Constitution we fight for the separation of church and state.
“…but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” (Article I, III)
This means that from the President to Congress to the military – no one’s job is based on their religion.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (Establishment Clause), or prohibiting the free exercise thereof(Free Exercise Clause).”(First Amendment)
TheEstablishment Clausemeans that you cannot favor one religion over another even though it is in the majority. This clause respects the RIGHTS of all religions. Our military is SECULAR and there are people of other faiths that don the uniform that love this country.
TheFree Exercise Clause(which is subservient to the Establishment Clause) means that our soldiers are free to exercise any religion they want or no religion at all but cannot elevate one God above others.
“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support ofthemselvesand force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.”
Thomas Jefferson, to the Virginia Baptists (1808) ME 16:320.
This is his second known use of the term “wall of separation,” here quoting his own use in the Danbury Baptist letter.
This wording of the original was several times upheld by the Supreme Court as an accurate description of the Establishment Clause.
“Jefferson’s concept of ‘separation of church and state’ first became a part of  the Establishment ClausejurisprudenceinReynolds v. U.S.,98 U.S. 145 (1878). In that case, thecourtexamined the history of religious liberty in the US, determining that while the constitution guarantees religious freedom, “The word ‘religion’ is not defined in the Constitution. We must go elsewhere, therefore, to ascertain its meaning and nowhere more appropriately,we think, than to the history of the times in the midst of which the provision was adopted.” The court found that the leaders in advocating and formulating the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty were James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.Quoting the “separation” paragraph from Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists, the court concluded that, “coming as this does from an acknowledged leader of the advocates of the measure, it may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment thus secured.
In 1878 “separation of church and state” became part of the Establishment Clauseby law.
The Supreme Court heard theLemon v. Kurtzmancase in 1971 and ruled in favor of theEstablishment Clause.
Subsequent to this decision, the Supreme Court has applied a three-pronged test to determine whether government action comports with theEstablishment Clause, known as theLemon Test:
Government action violates the Establishment Clause unless it:
1. has a significant secular (i.e., non-religious) purpose,
2. does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion
3.does not foster excessive entanglement between government and religion
 Parker v. Levy:
 “This Court has long recognized that the military is, by necessity, a specialized society separate from civilian society…While the members of the military are not excluded from the protection granted by the First Amendment, the different character of the military community and of the military mission requires a different application of those protections. …The fundamental necessity for obedience, and the consequent necessity for imposition of discipline, may render permissible within the military that which would be constitutionally impermissible outside it… Speech[in any form]that is protected in the civil population may nonetheless undermine the effectiveness of response to command.  If it does, it is constitutionally unprotected.” (Emphasis added) Parker v. Levy, 417 U.S. 733, 1974
To place the Christian god above all others in the military is in violation of the Separation of Church and State codified in the Constitution (1878), Reynolds v. U.S., Lemon v. Kurtzman, the Lemon Test and Parker v. Levy.
The Bible on the Missing Man’s table has not always been there.
The Missing Man Table was created by theRed River Fighter Pilots Association, more
commonly known in military aviation circles as the “River Rats.”They began that tradition in May of 1967 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, which at the time hosted U.S. Air Force fighter units. There was no Bible or any other religious symbol.
The National League ofFamilies of American Prisoners andMissing in Southeast Asia is anAmerican501(c)(3)non-profit organizationthat is concerned with theVietnam War POW/MIA issuefounded in 1967. It is thisnon-government entitythat started placing the Bible on the table (which has wrongly been embraced) and changed it from one chair to six.
The Navy chose in 2014 to make the bible an official part of the Missing Man table.
COL Stacy J Huser USAF AFGSC 90 MW/CC wrote:

I’m grateful they [MRFF’s current 36 USAF clients at F.E. Warren AFB] felt comfortable contacting you for your advocacy.  Our chaplains are purchasing a generic “book of faith” on Thursday and will let me know when that book is expected to arrive.  Until it arrives, I’ve asked them to rotate the book placed on the table (rotate it through various faiths).  Yesterday they placed the Book of Mormon on the table.  I will contact you again when our permanent “book of faith” is on display.

Thank you again for taking care of our Airmen.  One of my focus areas is increasing a sense of belonging for all our Airmen a large part of that effort is ensuring that the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for.

Take care –

We don’t know what a generic book of faith is.

The laws and regulations are deliberately omitted regarding the military and any government entity to make it seem that we are against Christianity, which is a lie.

If I were you I’d stop following someone who is not telling you the whole truth.

Joan Slish
MRFF Advisory Board Member

On Jul 19, 2018, at 7:36 PM, John Compere  wrote:
Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere
It is obvious from your testimonial tantrum you would demand the right to determine, enjoy & practice your own personal beliefs. However, it is also obvious you would deny that same right to the members of our military. Surely you must realize such self-righteousness is the height of human hypocrisy.
 
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation represents over 56,000 military members, veterans & civilian employees (96% of whom are Christians) who have requested the right you would insist upon for yourself be respected & protected for them. That is our purpose & we perform it with pride.
 
Those who serve our country in the military are fortunate the US Constitution & military regulations protect their freedom of belief from the disruptive disrespect of radical religionists who would public force their private beliefs on them interfering with the military mission & duties.
 
For your information, there is no American religious belief uniformity. Christianity, for example, has over 2,000 vastly different USA varieties according to the World Christian Encyclopedia. The Defense Department publishes an official list of recognized religions for the military alone listing 221 separate belief groups. There is no original biblical scripture, only copies of copies with all corrupted to conform to denominational doctrine & dogma.
 
So you see, your misplaced malice is really directed toward the patriotic men & women serving in our military who request the right of all Americans to freedom of belief – not at those of us who respect their right & protect it.
 
“There is no argument in this world that carries the hatred that a religious belief one does.” – MARK TWAIN
 
Most Sincerely,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam)
Military Religious Freedom Foundation Advisory Board Member

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