Ok, I was reading on another thread and the poster brought up a side point that made me go "OMG"!!!
HERE'S THE QUOTE:
I would serve in the military as did Cornelius, a Roman Army Officer who converted to Christianity ... and who was never required to leave the military, nor is there in record that he left the Roman Army
It never dawned on me that Cornelius was 1)an army officer and 2)no scripture demands his resignation of said position.
Especially considering he was the first of the Gentiles to be called 'clean' by God, receive Holy Spirit and be baptized without delay by Peter! All this without any mention of him having to first give up his office.
Also, at the end of Phillipians, Paul writes 'Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, **especially those who belong to Caesar's household**.
Caesar's household?!?! You mean, there are Christians in the Roman army? Hello? JW's wrong again. Cornelius in Acts Chp 10 is what did it for me. Clear as a bell much? How about the Phillipian jailor (soldier) in Acts who said 'What must I do to be saved?' and Paul replied 'Join Jehovah's organization and quit the military' NOT!!