MilitaryReligousFreedom.org: “God’s Soldier” – Chaplain Capt. Popov, illegally promoting evangelical Christianity in Discovery’s Military Channel documentary
(be sure and scroll down to the bottom of the page linked above to watch the video)
The most disturbing thing from this video was this portion…
Popov blessing a group of soldiers about to go out on a patrol: “I pray that you would give them the ability to exterminate the enemy and to accomplish the task that they’re been sent forth by God and country to do. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.”
This is immediately followed by Popov saying to more soldiers: “Every soldier should know Romans 13, that the government is set up by God, and the magistrate, or the one who wields the sword — you have not swords but 50 cals and [unintelligible] like that — does not yield it in vain because the magistrate has been called, as you, to execute wrath upon those who do evil.”
CPT Popov is not a real minister of Christ, because he ignores and distorts the teachings of Christ.
Jesus said to not repay evil for evil, and to turn the other cheek, while CPT Popov presumes to pray in CHRIST’S NAME that his troops would have “the ability to exterminate the enemy and to accomplish the task that they’re been sent forth by God and country to do.”
CPT Popov needs to repent of this great evil as does the rest of the Army that is seeking to baptize the evil war with its Chaplain’s corps. CPT Popov would fit well into the history of the backsliding church post-Constantine, but his teachings would be seen as blasephous and evil in the early church.
P.S. With regards to CPT Popov quoting from Romans 13, I’ll post more on that in the comments…