VIDEO: Russell Moore on chaplaincy and religious liberty

By Thomas Willis
Aug 15, 2013

ERLC President Russell Moore urges Christians to pray for military chaplains as they stand on the front lines in the fight for religious liberty.

Dr. Moore uses Acts 16:35-39 to explain the similarities between the trials of Paul, Silas and military chaplains today.

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1 On Aug 15, 2013, at 1:14pm, del wrote:

On target Biblically, politically and spiritually!! Prayer must not be neglected in these Acts-like times.

2 On Aug 15, 2013, at 2:45pm, Kristin Cheney wrote:

From a wife of an awesome chaplain who doesn’t give “generic mush” THANK YOU! Thank you for the call for prayer and support of our chaplains!

3 On Aug 16, 2013, at 3:17am, Joshua Okwori wrote:

May God empower His people to uphold our chaplains in the Arm-Forces ministry. Our Team here in Horn Of Africa is putting together a whole week revival. I am asking everyone to pray along with us for boldness on the part of our Chaplains,to speak the uncompromised Word of God in love and in Truth. Pray for the willingness of people’s heart to be receptable to the Gospel. Thanks Dr Moore for all you do.

4 On Aug 16, 2013, at 3:05pm, Andrew Thornley wrote:

Thanks for the call to prayer! I agree, the military chaplain is, in many ways, feeling the initial shockwaves of an imploding culture.  But it will reach the church proper, and soon, I expect.  God grant us all the courage of the apostles to proclaim, “For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

5 On Aug 16, 2013, at 3:14pm, Chaplain Cody Vest wrote:

Thank you for your video.  Another great passage to consider when thinking about this subject is the first half of the book of Daniel.  You can see how Daniel and his friends were able to serve the government and God.  You can also see when they could not serve both and what they were willing to give up to honor the Lord.

6 On Aug 18, 2013, at 9:44pm, Heather wrote:

I’m the wife of a AF chaplain, my husband and I have watched this video several times this weekend. Perfect timing “during rapidly secularized American culture” and has helped us tremendously for the upcoming weeks/months. We are thankful to have the endorsement of the NAMB to fall on when things are “tricky”. Thank you for taking the time and we are praying many churches take the time to watch the video and pray for military chaplains.

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