By Jim Miller
Let me give you a little advice, you can take it or leave it that is up to you. If you are going to stand on the word of God and live by it as best you can then you had better be prepared to be attacked. You had better be wearing the full armor of God because you are stepping into a battle, a full blown fight for the truth of Gods word and the souls of others.
You better be ready to be called every name in the book and then some. If you are afraid someone is going to talk about you and hurt your feelings do not get in the fight. If you are not willing to give up the safety and security you enjoy now do not get in the battle. You must be willing to suffer the slings and arrows that will be hurled at you.
The first time I stepped into battle I got my clock cleaned because I was not prepared properly to defend the Gospel and the scriptural teachings of the Bible. I learned fast that I had to have the scriptural answers from God to defeat the enemy and I was not about to let that enemy win. You must not get discouraged in this fight your soul and the souls of others are at stake. You need to be fully committed to the truth even unto death if need be.
Remember there is no compromise in this fight it is a fight for the truth it is a fight to save souls from hell.
1Ti_6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Foy E. Wallace once wrote…….The spirit of pacificism is taking the fight out of the church. But the conflict between truth and error is UNENDING. Victory does not come by truce. God's terms are unconditional surrender…. The church grew when the fight was waged, and the battle raged. When the let up came in the fight, the let down came in the church. It is said that the sectarians do not fight anymore. That is because the church has quit fighting, and they have nothing to fight. If gospel preachers will fight now as preachers fought then, the denominations will fight now as they fought then…. And truth will triumph now as it did then. Shall we yield to the line of least resistance, or shall we challenge error in its strongholds and its citadels?
The war still rages my friends and it is up to us to bring back the light into the world. In Paul's letter to the Ephesians in the sixth chapter he tells the Ephesians to put on the whole armor of God that they may stand against the wiles of the devil. Paul goes on to explain what they were going to fight against and then again he tells them in verse 13 to take up the whole armor of God, that they may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. Paul's description here clearly shows that the Christian's life is not going to be one of ease. In the following verses he goes on to teach that we have the tools with which to fight. We have truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, and above all the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
Brethren, we need to remember Luke 9:62. But Jesus said to him, "No one having put his hand to the plow and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God. If we are going to take our marching orders in Mark 16:15,16 seriously we must be willing to take a stand for God's word.
Will you go into battle?