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THE RANGER CREED


Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.


Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move farther, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.


Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One-hundred-percent and then some.


Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.


Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.


What are the crucial points of being a “good soldier” for Christ? Of being “the best”?


1. know who you’re fighting FOR.

2. know your enemy

3. know your objective

4. be unified against the enemy.

5. take care of your wounded.


Let us return as we close to the Ranger Creed once again and this time let me read it as a "Christian soldier’s creed."


Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger [soldier for Christ], fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession [calling], I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment [church].


Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger [Christian] is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger [Christian] my country [Lord] expects me to move farther, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.


Never shall I fail my comrades [fellow believers]. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One-hundred-percent and then some.


Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier[for Christ]. My courtesy to superior officers [my leaders], neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.


Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country [Lord]. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender [to the enemy] is not a Ranger [Christian] word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country [Lord].


(From a sermon by Tim Hinrichs, Soldiers for Christ, 5/9/2011)

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