Christians at War

From the pen of Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

The Church of Christ is continuously represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is at the extremely opposite point to the spirit of the gospel.

Yet nevertheless, the church on earth has, and until the second advent must be, the church militant, the church armed, the church warring, the church conquering. And how is this?

It is in the very order of things that so it must be. Truth could not be truth in this world if it were not a warring thing, and we should at once suspect that it were not true if error were friends with it. The spotless purity of truth must always be at war with the blackness of heresy and lies.

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4 Responses to Christians at War

  1. Pingback: Christians At War « Heal The Land With Spiritual Warfare

  2. healtheland says:

    Used this for my own site.

  3. kimba says:

    Reading about Christ as a warrior in the book of Revelation definitely supplements what Spurgeon has written…Christ is the Lion and the Lamb

  4. Spurgeon was a smart guy.

    I think that to some degree it takes a sort of militancy and boldness to stand up to evil. Take, for example, Daniel and the lion’s den. Or people who today break their own country’s laws when it is illegal for them to become Christians or share the Gospel, but they do it anyway. Or preachers who go to jail for preaching the truth.

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