Combat rifles being used by American forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan carry Bible references on the rifle as they raise it to kill the enemy. The contractor, Tijicon, admits they have placed these references from the Bible on equipment they sell to the military. The inscriptions appear in raised lettering at the end of the stock number. The Trijicon Reflex sight is stamped with 2CORA4-6: a reference to Paul: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Mikey Weinstein, president of MIlitary Religious Freedom, wondered how the American public would react if soldiers fired weapons containing verses from the Koran. A spokesman for the Pentagon responded by asking if we would cease using money because it contains the statement, “In God We Trust.” Of course, God belongs to all religions unlike Christ who belongs to Christianity.
My concern is why no one has checked with Jesus if the military could use his words of peace in the pursuit of killing.