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Christians in the Military Are Making a Difference and President Trump Wants Them to Be Able to "Live out Their Faith"

Lorie Johnson : Nov 13, 2017  CBN News

"Trump told me his intentions that military men and women will be able to live their faith. It's a slow change." – Retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin

(Washington, DC) — [CBN News] Retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin, one of the founding members of the elite military division Delta Force told CBN News the best way to honor servicemen and women is through prayer. (Screengrab via CBN News)

"Every soldier, sailor, airman, marine, coast guardsman needs our prayers," he said, "So the best we can do for them is pray an earnest, sincere prayer for God's protection over them as they go about doing their job."

"Find a veteran and thank them. You can never overdo that," Boykin said. "You don't know how much it means to them. Even though they may have heard it a thousand times, for somebody to say, 'thank you for your service' means a great deal to them, because America's been through a period where people wanted to hide the fact that they were veterans of the armed forces, particularly during the Vietnam era."

Boykin said Christians in the military play a huge role. He referenced a Barna poll showing about eight out of ten people in the military say they know faithful Christians in the service and have a favorable opinion of them.

"Quite frequently, Christians that are walking their faith, that are living their faith, that are open about their faith, are often the ones that are sought out to help comfort their comrades, particularly in times of great stress and great danger," he said.

Boykin said in his 36 years in the Army he experienced persecution from non-believers, some of whom later came to him for advice or prayer in times of trouble.

Now he says the armed services is reeling from Christian persecution from the [past] administration. "You can take, for example, chaplains that were being disciplined for giving Biblical answers to questions that they were asked, particularly as it relates to marriage and human sexuality," Boykin said.

However, Boykin said he has personally met with President Trump and reports the current Commander-in-Chief is committed to reversing course.

"Trump told me his intentions that military men and women will be able to live their faith," he said, adding, "It's a slow change."

Boykin recalled a pivotal moment in America's history when he led a team of warriors in prayer before embarking on the mission to rescue 52 American hostages being held in Iran in 1980.

"I was praying for God's protection and that God would return us to our families safely," he said, "And every man that was standing there that morning, in that audience, returned home to their families basically unharmed. So we gave God the credit for that."

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