Put on the whole armor of God …. the shield of faith.
Ephesians 6:13: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Above all, taking the shield of faith.
Jesus is returning soon! Keep looking for our blessed hope!
Titus 2:13: Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”
Where we began
In 1974 our executive director Joe Scarano had a desire to begin a Christian ministry by and for cops. International Cops for Christ was founded and has been meeting the spiritual needs of cops throughout the world for over 25 years through prayer, traveling evangelists, books, booklets, tracts and radio programs.
Cops For Christ is a ministry geared just for the police. CFC is aware of the special needs of the police officers and the stress created by the job. This ministry is geared to helping police officers deal with this stress through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Shield of Faith.
We offer prayer support and counseling. Our Police Packet is loaded with material that can help you and is free to anyone involved in law enforcement. We have sent out hundreds and hundreds of these packets. CFC also will speak at churches and events. All our messages are Christ centered.
All Police Powers Come From God:
The following is an excerpt from the tract, So Great Faith.
The Bible refers to the police as God’s ministers and God has granted awesome power to the police for the subduing of evil. This power includes arresting people and suspending their liberty, putting people in jail, starting civil and legal proceedings and the authority to use force, including deadly physical force, when necessary. Police officer, whether you are aware or not the bible declares that you are a minister of God. This is an awesome concept that the Creator of the universe has chosen you to be His minister to subdue the criminal element and protect society.
The original Greek word in the Bible that is translated minister is very interesting. The literal meaning is to run errands; an attendant; or a waiter, and it is the same word used for a minister of a church. Just as a minister is called by God to lead a church so are the police called of God to protect society.
This may shock you, but when you are lawfully performing your job, God is with you and on your side. In those situations that are life threatening, you can call on God and have complete faith He hears you.
Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”
The Greatest Faith in the Bible:
God is not a respecter of persons, but the Bible shows that there is a very close relationship between Him and the Police. In Jesus’ day, the Roman army was the police force. A centurion in the Roman army would be like a police captain today. The Bible records that one day a centurion came to Jesus begging for help because his servant was severely sick. Jesus said He would heal the servant, and He would come to the home of this pagan Roman, who the Jews rejected. The centurion responded with a statement that amazed Jesus. He told Jesus just to speak the word and his servant would be healed. The Lord then marveled at the faith of this police officer:
Matthew 8: 8-10 “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”
The Son of God marvelled at the faith of this police officer, but notice it was the centurion’s training as a police officer that gave him the understanding of God’s authority. Because of his position of authority, he understood Jesus’ authority. The religious leaders of the Jews rejected Jesus and mocked Him, but a pagan police officer immediately recognized the authority of Jesus. A police officer had the greatest faith that the Lord Jesus had ever seen!