Monday, March 14, 2005

Christians and total warfare

Peter Leithart offers challenging thoughts on enemies--of God and his people. Dr. Leithart shows from scripture that God has enemies, and then reminds us that if we belong to God, we will have enemies, too:
One of the great evils of modern Christianity is the belief that we can somehow escape enmity, that we can come to some mutually satisfying compromise with the world, that we can treat enemies as friends without consequence.
Enmity with the world is inescable. If we try to make peace with the forces at war with our God, Dr. Leithart says, we commit the sin of Ahab with the Arameans:
The weapons of our warfare are different now, but Christian warfare is still a warfare of utter destruction.
The article offers challenging thoughts, particularly for those who hold onto Mt. 5:9 but prefer to overlook Mt. 10:34.


Blogger John said...

Milton, this is an excellent post, I am keeping in mind...

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. -- 2 Cor 10:4 (NIV)

7:52 PM, March 14, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, John. And you're right on target about the kind of battle we're fighting. GBYAY

8:42 PM, March 14, 2005  
Blogger John Schroeder said...

Never has that warfare been more apparent than than in the battle for Terri Schiavo's life.

11:35 AM, March 15, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

True, John. I read your post--good work.

2:04 PM, March 15, 2005  

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