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The Bible. It is the Holy Scripture. Divinely inspired. Word-of-God. To Christians, the Bible is vitally important. Therefore, when someone tries to put the Holy Book down in some way, or worse, have it removed, it is insulting. After all Christians base their very lives off the words written within its inspired pages. One such insulting instance was recently perpetrated by the United State Air Force. This sad event was discussed in depth by this video published by The Next News Network.
An Air Force base reportedly removed the Bible from their “missing man table,” which is memorial within their dining hall designed to honor the lives of the men who are absent in the dining hall due to being missing in action or a prisoner or war. Apparently, there were some who were “insulted” by the Bible’s presence on the memorial table. The Air Force base decided to act in favor of those who complained and replaced God’s Holy Word with a generic “book of faith.” The video gives more information about the group who contacted the Air Force base and complained about the Bible’s presence.
Apparently, every aspect of the “missing man table’s” design was symbolic. The Bible’s presence was there to represent the faith that sustains us during trying times like war. It’s also important because our nation, which the Air Force is sworn to protect and defend, is a “nation under God.” However, the 37 complaints lodged about the Bible were enough to remove the sacred book.
The Bible describes the Word of God as powerful. In Hebrews 4:12, the Bible says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword..” This verse indicates that the Bible is a powerful tool, worthy of admiration. Too bad the Air Force doesn’t seem to think so…