The Soldier’s Ransom

The Soldier’s Ransom
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THOSE ENTERING THE MILITARY SERVICE, and their families, naturally are worried over the dangers to be faced in battle. But they should know that Yahweh God has provided the defence against such dangers, and the directions to receive His protection are in the Bible.

There is no pacifism in the Bible, because Yahweh has destined us to impose His will upon the world, a process which often requires war when wicked nations seek to blot out righteousness. In Jeremiah 51:20, He says to our nation, “Thou art My battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will it I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I des­troy kingdoms. No matter how the self‑proclaimed “Intellectuals” may scorn this duty, it is our inescapable destiny. We can do our part willingly, in serene reliance upon God’s protection, and we shall pros­per; or we can be driven to it unwillingly, like slaves under the lash, and accomplish our purpose at frightful cost; but it is our destiny, and perform it we shall.

Recent efforts to abolish the Draft, and establish a mercenary army of professional volunteers, is bad; because the Bible never gave its approval to mercenary professional armies. For us, God’s plan was universal registration and conscription. We find it in Numbers 1:1‑3 and 26″‑‑1‑2 1 “And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, * saying, Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the Children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male; from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel; thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.