Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
A Federal Judge has ordered the Army to grant conscientious objector status and an honorable discharge to a soldier who says he experienced a religious awakening in Iraq.
Statements by a former soldier … Pfc Michael Barnes
“I FEAR NOT FOR MY LIFE, BUT FOR MY SOUL”
“I have been trying to justify being a soldier and finding a way to do so while still being a Christian, because that is what I wanted to do since I was a kid,” Barnes wrote in his request for conscientious objector status in December 2006.
“But I can no longer justify spending my short time in this world participating in or supporting war. … I must try to save souls, not help take them. I fear not for my life, but for my soul.”
“How would I justify to the Lord that participating in war is serving him?” Barnes wrote.
“I cannot. War is evil, and nothing but evil comes from it. Many of those who participate in it lose their souls along the way.”
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