17 Years of War
WASHINGTON — While acknowledging that 17 years of war “is a very long time,” the incoming head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan told lawmakers he sees progress in the ongoing fight thanks to recent changes in military strategy there. – MiltaryTimes
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To become a Christian is to engage in warfare.
It is a life-long warfare and those not fighting the fight have been taken captive to sin and work for the enemy.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11)
What glorious benefit there is in Jesus by enduring the dull guard duty of just abstaining against one’s sinful desires let alone resist sinful men.
Alas, very, very few will even endure the tedium labor of simply abstaining from sin and so are taken captive by the enemy of their souls.
A lot of individuals are bored, bored of life, bored with money, bored of entertainment, but rare is the individual who is bored unto righteousness!
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As with any soldier, there are many sufferings to be endured.
How one endures, or endures not, is a very loud testifying to the kind of Christianity being lived. One is a belief unto discipleship and the other is a belief that is mere opinion.
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:3)
Opinion Unto Righteousness
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