Updated: Sep 21
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INTRODUCTION. Christians are sometimes compared to soldiers, while the Christian life
is referred to as warfare (II Cor. 10:3-4; I Tim 1: 18). Paul told Timothy to suffer hardship as a good soldier of Christ (II Tim. 2:3), and he called Epaphroditus and Archippus fellow
soldiers (Phil 2:25; Phile. 2).
As Christians we are truly soldiers in the army of God: we have enemies to fight, we have a captain for whom we fight, we have a banner under which we fight, and we have rules of warfare to follow as we fight. Since Christians are soldiers engaged in warfare, then they must be prepared for battle. They must have the proper armor to protect them and the necessary weapons to fight.