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Rambo Jesus?

General ‘Jerry’ Boykin Says Gun-Toting Jesus Will Lead ‘Mighty Army’ During Second Coming
02/20/14 04:48 PM ET
Jesus is coming– and he’ll be carrying a really big gun when he does.

That’s what former U.S. Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin thinks, according to a speech he gave on behalf of the conservative Family Research Council at the WallBuilders’ Pro-Family Legislators Conference, in which he describes his vision of the Second Coming of Christ, that he believes will be led by a blood-stained, gun-toting Jesus armed to the teeth with an AR-15 assault rifle.

Right Wing Watch obtained audio of the event, in which Boykin claims that Jesus literally wants everyone to buy assault weapons, because “it’s biblical.” He also cited Jesus as the inspiration behind the Second Amendment.

Boykin said:

The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A might warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ’cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword.
And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.

Now I want you to think about this: where did the Second Amendment come from? … From the Founding Fathers, it’s in the Constitution. Well, yeah, I know that. But where did the whole concept come from? It came from Jesus when he said to his disciples ‘now, if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.’

I know, everybody says that was a metaphor. IT WAS NOT A METAPHOR! He was saying in building my kingdom, you’re going to have to fight at times. You won’t build my kingdom with a sword, but you’re going to have to defend yourself. And that was the beginning of the Second Amendment, that’s where the whole thing came from. I can’t prove that historically and David [Barton] will counsel me when this is over, but I know that’s where it came from.

And the sword today is an AR-15, so if you don’t have one, go get one. You’re supposed to have one. It’s biblical.

Guessed he missed the memo about “turning the other cheek.”

This is far from Boykin’s first controversial statement. He landed himself in national news in 2003, when it was revealed that while serving as a top Pentagon adviser to the Bush administration, he would regularly tell church audiences that the post 9/11 “war on terror” was, in fact, a spiritual battle between Muslims and “Christian America.”

Boykin further elaborated on his impression of an aggressive, rough-and-ready Jesus during a Mens’ Prayer Breakfast at William Jessup University, declaring, “He was a man. He was a man’s man, but we feminized him in the church … He was a tough guy and that’s the Jesus that I want to be like. That’s the side that I want to be like.”

from HuffPost

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The Lord’s Prayer

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April 4, 2013 · 08:29

The Army Chaplain, the Sergeant-Major and poor Private Brown

The Meenister’s Log

A particular Army Chaplain bumped into his Sergeant-Major and said to him ” look I’ve just heard that Private Brown’s mother has just died – I’ll chat with him later, but can’t just now. Would you break the news to him as gently as you can, and I’ll see him in my office in half an hour”

“Leave it with me, Padre, I’ll be as subtle and understanding as I can be”

So the Sergeant-Major gets his men on parade and shouts “All of you with mothers, one step forward – NOT YOU, BROWN!!!!”

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Spirituality

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An Army Chaplain was due to give a talk to a group of squaddies about spirituality, but fell ill at the last minute.

The Sergeant-Major immediately took control of the situation.

On a whiteboard – at the top – he drew a “picture” of God (which rather resembled a kid’s drawing of the sun)

 

At the bottom, he drew a stick-man.

And he connected the two with a line.

“Right, listen up – that there is God up there ; and that’s human bein’s down there.  That’s all you need to know.  Right, let’s talk about the football instead”

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The Army Chaplain

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A newly appointed Army Chaplain was being shown round the barracks by the Commanding Officer.

They came to an old dilapidated hut.  “I’m sorry, Padre, but this is all we have for your worship services, but some of the squaddies were painters and decorators in civvy life – they might be able to spruce things up a bit for you”

And that was true.  The Chaplain sought out two or three of them and they gave the place a lick of paint.

After this was done, one of them (who had been a sign writer in his previous incarnation), was approached by the Padre.

” You know”, said the Chaplain, “We could do with something eye-catching on the chancel wall – some symbol or design or something”.

“Leave it with me” said the squaddie, “Give me a few hours and I’ll see you right, Sir”

So, a while later, the Chaplain came back and this is what he saw:

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Now, not wanting to upset the Private, who, after all, had done a magnificent job, the Chaplain congratulated him – and then added, “That’s excellent – but I was thinking of something perhaps a bit more religious”

“Leave it with me, Sir; come back in an hour and you’ll love what I’ve got in mind.

So that’s what happened…..

…. and the sign now read “Scotland forever and ever  AMEN”

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