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I cannot participate in military service in any form, directly or indirectly, in combatant or noncombatant service, because:

1. My duty and obligation to God is superior to all other obligations. (Acts 5:29; Matthew 22:37)

2. My God in the Bible forbids that I engage in carnal warfare in the following references: "Put up thy sword," 'For all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." (Matthew 26:52) Jesus "My Kingdom is not of this world." (John 18:36) "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal." (2 Corinthians 10:3,4) "Love your enemies." (Matthew 5:44); "Turn the other cheek." (Matthew 5:39) "Recompense to no man evil for evil." (Romans 12: 17)

3. To enter any military branch or service, combatant or non combatant, I would be compelled to "swear" or take an oath which the Bible forbids. Jesus said, "Swear not at all" (Matthew 5:34)

4. To enter any branch of the military I would be compelled to be yoked with unbelievers, which is forbidden. Paul wrote: "Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers." (2 Corinthians 6: 14)

5. To be in any branch of the military service in any way I would have to be a part of the organization and would, therefore, have fellowship in the service, but such is forbidden. "Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." (Ephesians 5: 11)

6. To serve in the military service in any way would deprive me of obeying the command to assemble on the Lord's day for worship in the Bible way, at least part of the time hence would disobey God. (Hebrews 10:25; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16: 1,2)

Therefore, I cannot conscientiously engage in carnal war in any form or serve in the military service in any branch and for these reasons I authorize my name to published in support of the above principles.


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