Military Officer Questioned for Sharing Health Benefits of Faith

A Senior Army Officer is reportedly ‘under fire’ for sharing his thoughts on health and faith. He was said to have encouraged readers in a “Motivational Monday Message” on the official Military Health System website to give themselves a little something to work with.

Col. Thomas Hundley wrote: “During my grandfather’s story he said, ‘A person can’t pray for a new job and expect to get it when they haven’t even filled out an application. You have to give God a little something to work with,'”… “I challenge you to join the Operation Live Well team on the journey to attain a ‘new you’ in 2016. All we have to do is give God and ourselves a little something to work with. Happy New Year!

Hundley’s statements has however been condemned as the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) President, Michael Weinstein says he is not sure whether he (Hundley) is ‘an active senior Army Officer or an evangelical Christian missionary’ and has filed an official third-party complaint on behalf of 18 Army clients.


If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

Think about it.
Shall we please man and displease God?
Shall we act non-Christian so we can live at peace with non-Christian?
If your job, career or even life is at stake because of your faith in Jesus, how will you respond?

  • Matt 5:11-12 – “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you (hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil), and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
  • James 1:2, 12 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,…Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

I believe a perfect way to end this article is to recount a similar experience to the Apostles and what their response was.

The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.” Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! – Acts 5:27-29


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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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