If God is love then why did He tell the children of Israel, “Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man” (Numbers 31:17). This verse along with many other verses out of the Old and New Testament atheist use to supplant the love of God for their own misguided interpretation. Furthermore, they have concluded that all religions are evil being the cause of numerous wars and atrocities inflicted upon their fellow man. Then atheists typically conclude their argument by stating if God is love then why does He allow all the evil in the world. As we near the end of time atheists have become arrogantly emboldened while most believers remain silent. I often wonder if this silence is caused by fear or the believer’s lack of biblical knowledge. Let’s remember dear children that He who is in us is stronger than he who is in the world. (See I John 4:4) It’s past time to take our stand against the foolishness of this world by wielding the sword of the Spirit with all truth from His anointed Word.
As we approach Memorial Day indeed it is a time to honor our fallen soldiers in the many wars since the birth of this country, to help maintain peace at home. Well today, I would like to honor the Christian soldiers who have fought long and hard against the real enemy of our souls. They don’t carry machine guns or drive tanks, but they don the armor from heaven to stand firm against the wiles of the devil. They don’t seek glory of this world, but wage a secret war against the strongest adversary known to humanity. As the enemy roars like a lion he seeks to tear the Christian soldier apart by casting his flaming arrows of doubt, confusion, anxiety, depression, fear, and temptation to sin along with a multitude of other emotional and psychological problems. We salute the Christian soldier who has fought the good fight and has not buckled under the tremendous pressure from the enemy, but has stood his ground suited in the full armor of God. We pay special tribute to the Christian soldier who has not fallen prey to the many wiles of the devil, but has come off victoriously by responding to every wile with the knowledge that comes from God’s Holy Word. We salute the Christian soldier who has entered enemy territory to rescue the perishing by giving light to those who are in darkness, breaking their chains, and releasing them from captivity by proclaiming the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. We salute those who have stood toe to toe with those who would malign the Gospel by wielding the sword of the Spirit in all of its glorious truth. Continue reading A Tribute to Christian Soldiers