General Douglas MacArthur was raised in a military family. His father, Arthur MacArthur, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in the Battle of Chattanooga during the Civil War. General MacArthur once said this about warfare…
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
Chinese general, strategist, and philosopher Sun Tzu put it another way…
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
How true is that of the Christian life. We as Christians are in a war… a war for the souls of men and women all over the world. But our battle is not against flesh and blood. The Bible says it is against “principalities, powers, and spiritual forces of wickedness in high places”. When we abdicate our responsibility to share the love of Jesus, souls are lost.
It’s time for the church to remember the battle cry of the old song…
Onward Christian soldiers
Marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before