Thanks to PZ it has come to our attention that God has an Army.
We did not know that.
And we figure it has to be God's army too because, well, you know, Jesus was sort of a Nancy boy when it came to getting his smite on and all. In fact, we're wondering if God might be a little disappointed in the kid. We mean, after all, dude was on earth for what, thirty some years and didn't lay waste to even one city or wipe out a single ethnic group--plus their animals. Now, don't get us wrong, we're sure Jesse did his best, but when you're used to wiping out the first born of everyone in an entire kingdom, sending plagues and stopping the sun to give your guys more light for killing, tipping over a few tables in the temple isn't even burning bush league.
Well, anyway god has an army and his headquarters is in Amarillo because, well as the web site says, "Amarillo has an activity for everyone, from the outdoor enthusiast to the arts connoisseur and the western history buff," and even the creator of the universe needs a little downtime.
There is a bit of a problem though, in that Amarillo seems to be a den of iniquity (complete with them heathen churches too) so the first order of business appears to be some sort of pacification program The goals of which are:
Repent Amarillo is a repentance-based ministry dedicated to reaching out to the mission field of 67,000+ people in the Amarillo area who profess no faith in Jesus Christ. It is a ministry committed to the fulfillment of Christ’s commandment of the great commission.The great commission? You mean like the Baker-Hamilton commission? That means no surge, right? So how are you proposing to accomplish clear and hold? You think Osama's boys are slippery, wait until you see what Satan's posse can do.
1. Intercessory prayer group. This group will be a group of warriors called to intercessory prayer. They will at times be visible to the public and at other times (depending upon the individual mission) they will be inconspicuous. They will provide prayer covering to the soldier group and will do battle within the spiritual realm to prepare the ground for the planting of God’s seeds.Whoa. Covert activity, just like 24. Cool, but that planting God's seeds thing? Just a little heads up. Might want to check with the catholics on that one.
2. The Soldier group.The soldier group will consist of warriors dedicated to witnessing to groups of unbelievers or one-on-one witnessing. This group will be more visible to the public and will be comprised of bold believers willing to confront the world. This group will be schooled in the “Way of the Master” method.Outstanding, but we thought Mr. Miyagi was dead. Oh wait. God's army. Got that whole Lazarus thing happening. Our bad.
Sounds like you got it going on brother, but where's your slogan? You know, Army of The One, or Semper Deus? Something to attract the kids.
We are the Special Forces of spiritual warfare, we're looking for a few good warriors.Yeah, well, might want to try it in Latin or something. What else you got?
"I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare."
Bible as your code of conduct huh? OK, make sure the recruits know about Judges 21: 10-24 and Numbers 31: 7-18 and you might have something.
What? Too strong? Hey. It is god's army were talking about here, but let's ask another military expert what he thinks:
Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: 'by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.'Oops. Heh heh. OK bad example. Umm...General Patton to the white courtesy phone please. General Patton to the white courtesy phone.
-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)