Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Playground or Battlefield?

I have been reminded again this week how the Christian life is a walk through a battlefield, not a playground. There is a false gospel out there that teaches people that by coming to Jesus, all their problems will be taken away. The truth is that the Bible teaches that believers are engaged in a spiritual battle (2 Cor. 10:4-6, Eph. 6:10-20). The Bible does not tell us that Jesus takes away all the problems but it does teach us that we never have to face our problems alone.

Those who promote this false gospel really make the gospel all about you instead of Christ. The gospel is not about you, it is all about what Christ has already done to secure forgiveness and redemption for those who come to Him by faith.

Believers face a real enemy who wants to destroy their witness and effectiveness for Christ. Take comfort in knowing that our enemy is already defeated. I am not sure what you are going through or getting ready to go through but put on your spiritual armor and realize that you are in the middle of war. Read Ephesians 6:10-20.

The Christian life is not about the Christian, it is about the Christ who gave Himself as a sacrifice to pay the debt that you and I could never pay.

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