You criticize and condemn Antonin Scalia for his imperfections, and say that he is in hell because of them. However, even you must admit one thing: it’s up for God to ultimately judge him, and not you. I also note that you have never been able to address the hypocrisy issue: Jesus strongly condemned hypocrisy, arrogance and double-standards in the Gospels, yet some WBC members blatantly engage in such things by working for the gov’t while castigating U.S. soldiers for doing the same; moreover, the other WBC members don’t say anything about their fellow members who do so, due to bias and nepotism. Sincerely,
Dear Brian –
Men are supposed to judge between good and evil – they’re supposed to judge by God standards. “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24) Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:9) Don’t give us that “you’re not supposed to judge” stuff — you judged Antonin Scalia yourself! You called his loud and proud sin of refusing to come out of the Catholic false religious system (he being ashamed of Christ and His word in this adulterous and sinful generation), “imperfections.” We call that sin “unrepentant.” And so it was our duty to warn his family and friends: “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3) That’s all.
We are supposed to work for a living. Paul said: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10) Paul also explained that we cannot avoid all the fornicators, covetous, extortioners and idolaters of the world, “for then must ye needs go out of the world.” (1 Corinthians 9:10). And we know that one of the apostles worked for his evil government: “And after these things [Jesus Christ] went forth, and saw a publican (tax collector), named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.” (Luke 5:27)
But soldiers on foreign soil are not planting flowers. When you sign up to be a soldier, you are willingly putting yourself in a spot where there’s a good likelihood that you’ll have to break one of God’s commandments – as part of your job description! “Thou shall not kill.” (Exodus 20:13) One can work for the government and not be put in that spot.
But we’re not saying that you can’t be a member of the Armed Forces and be one of God’s elect; we have the example of Cornelius the Centurion (Roman soldier) in Acts 10 who was “a just man, and one that feareth God.” We are saying that the U.S. Army, by its policies and practices, supports and demands defiance against God and His laws. And we are saying that armies of rebellious nations get special attention from God: “For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.” (Isaiah 34:2) And we are saying that God’s elect have a duty to be holy – separated. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2Corinthians 6:17) And again: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) If you can do your job and not “touch the unclean thing” and not “conform to this world” — do it! If you can’t (and we find it very hard to believe that you can in the stinking U.S. Military), find a new job! It’s not worth your body and soul!
We hope this clears up any confusion.
Your friends at WBC.