Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How Goes the Battle?

Is life a metaphor for war, or is war a metaphor for life? It seems to work both ways.

Perhaps that's why the martial references in the New Testament can confuse so many. It's so easy to take passages like "put on the whole armor of God" or "endure hardship as good soldier of Jesus Christ" and see them as metaphors for life.

But passages like that express so much more than mere metaphors. The war of Satan's rebellion against the Most High God rages on, and He has assigned each of us a place in battle.

The war is real, and so are the casualties.

One Christian Martialist warrior has written about it recently in this blog post. I found it helpful, and thought I'd pass it on.

One of my shield-maiden daughters reflected on that post, and you can read her comments here.

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