Antichristian

Dear Sir, Madam,
 
It appears to me that your organization appears to be simply Anti Christian and nothing else.  I emailed you many years ago about this.  You have continued in this endeavor.  If you are Anti Christian remember you are going against God!  Also with all the bad that is going on around the world I would suggest you spend your time researching the Fulfillment of the scriptures.  You may want to use the organization “Jews for Jesus”  as a tool to help you find things that perhaps you have not looked.  So that you will believe in the name above all names, in that Jesus Christ is Lord.
 
I pray that you are stopped and that you are converted.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On Apr 23, 2020, at 3:35 PM, John Compere  wrote:
(name withheld),
 
For your information, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is an American non-profit constitutional rights organization composed of over 80% Christians. Over 66,000 American military men & women, 95% of whom are Christians, have requested their right to religious freedom, to which they are entitled under the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations, be respected & protected. The Foundation proudly & patriotically represents them & will continue to do so against those in our government & military who disrespect & disregard their lawful rights.
 
Also, it is recommended that you review biblical scripture where even Jesus separated religion & government (Matthew 22:21 & Mark 12:17).
 
Most Sincerely,
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Apr 23, 2020, at 6:42 PM, Mike MFO  wrote:

Hello (name withheld),
Whatever has given you the impression that we are AntiChristian? And what gave you that impression
“many years ago” when you claim to have first contacted us?
Please tell me, as I’d like to know. You see, we are not anti-Christian at all, a fact made quite clear by the
fact that our organization, its staff, supporters and clients is made up of decent, thoughtful people, well over
95% of whom are themselves Christians.
The difference, as far as I can tell, between the Christians associated with the MRFF and those who tend
to attack us, is that those associated with us feel that everyone has the right to the belief of her or his choice.
And they also believe that the United States Constitution and its laws best provide for the freedom of belief
by separating the government from any religious commitment – what is known here as the separation of church and state.
So of course we will not, as an organization, research “the fulfillment of the Scriptures,” as you suggest. That
would be something for individuals who are so inclined to do for themselves. And though we are happy to let “Jews for Jesus” go about their business as they choose, we have no need for assistance from them. In terms of determining that “Jesus Christ is Lord,” as you apparently have chosen to believe, we leave that up to each
individual to determine for her or himself and are not in the business of promoting a particular belief system.
I hope that helps you better understand us.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

 

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6 Comments

  1. Rev B

    Mr. Compere,
    Never try to play theologian when you do not understand the scriptures. Jesus never taught about the separation of church and state when that notion did not even come about until about 1500 years later. Besides, the verses you use are woefully misused and taken out of context. After you have had 2-3 years of seminary training then we will talk.

  2. Jeff

    Rev B: your seminary training should have taught you that you have no monopoly on interpretation of scripture. In any case, we don’t govern in the USA by any religious text. We govern by laws, the top law being the constitution- which does not mention God and also guarantees religious freedom in part by prohibiting laws respecting the establishment of religion. Read the words – it covers religion in total. The framers knew that religious freedom requires separation of religion from the state.

  3. Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)

    If you are contending that Jesus advised the Pharisees to mix what belongs to the Roman government of Caesar with what belongs to the religion of God rather than separating them, you need to read & reflect Matthew 22:21 & Mark 12:17 more carefully.

  4. Rev B

    Those verses have nothing to do with the issue of separation with church and state sir. You are doing what is called isigises which is reading your own interpretation into a verse. I suggest you take a seminary course in hermeneutics which teaches you how to correctly interpret scripture.

  5. Grey One talks sass

    Rev B says “ correctly interpret scripture.”

    Oh really Rev? Like there is ONE TWUE WAY to interpret a book that’s spawned how many splinter groups?

    *****
    Here is my favorite joke, attributed to Emo Phillips:

    Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?”
    He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?” He said, “A Christian.” I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me, too! What denomination?” He said, “Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?” He said, “Northern Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”
    He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region.” I said, “Me, too!”
    Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.” I said, “Die, heretic!” And I pushed him over.

    *****
    Only one way – you crack me up Rev B

  6. G

    Hey, Rev B, It seems to me that there are too many people who have their own interpretation of the Bible when you look at all the religious wars that were fought in Europe.

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