George Clendenin is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Integrity FTC.
Personal belief statement:
I do not take the word Integrity lightly. When Integrity is used in the bible it is translated as simplicity, soundness, completeness, upright, and perfection. It is used to describe sincerity, truth, and a pure heart. Although, we will never achieve perfection, and we often fail, it does not change our heart and our attitude to continue to strive and work for this maturity.
One of my favorite authors describes a similar concept as a ‘ministry of competence’. I like that. I feel sometimes that our country has lost its way in this area. I do not like that. This is what I believe as a professional gifted to serve in this area:
If you are called to defend your life or the life of a loved one, if you are called to serve your country through a national, state or local government capacity, if you plan to pick up that handgun, hunting rifle or shotgun from your house or that rifle in the field of battle, then you need to have already achieved soundness, completeness, and perfection in your training of your body and your mind. You need to have already decided you will win this fight and you will survive!
I believe that ultimately our protection is from our God and He wonderfully and mysteriously has called us to walk in integrity."
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
"Be Trained - Be Confident"