Thursday, January 30, 2014

A World at War


Theoden: I will not risk open war.

Aragorn: Open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not.

We have a tendency to forget that we live in a world that is at war. I am not talking about the war against terror, but the spiritual war that rages all around us. We may choose to ignore its reality, but it is there none the less.

Our modern western mindset which sees science as the ultimate way understanding reality has really turned us off to talking about the supernatural. It is easier to think that the supernatural is only for the ignorant and superstitious rather than the educated and intelligent. In other words we are willing to accept that Jesus had good ideas for living a moral life, but the talk of Satan, demons, and even miracles are best left in the first century.

We do this to our determent. By living as if we are not at war we become very vulnerable to Satan's attack. Just because we choose to ignore the spiritual reality around us doesn’t make it disappear. The Enemy is taking shots at us and we don’t have the sense to take cover.

When we come to accept that war is the context of our days life itself will begin to make more sense. The pesence of strife, tragedy, death, and every other form of evil can be traced back to the reality of a world in rebellion against God.

See more at Paul's Ponderings: Living in a World at War 



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