The Never Ending Battle

Well....

An age old battle rages still. On the surface it seems civilized, intelligent almost humorous; yet below the emotional line it is ferocious, bloody and unforgiving. The valor of the warriors is notable. Their actions in some instances can even be considered stellar.

Battle after battle, they prepare themselves, expecting their numbers to increase with others who are of like mind. Yet, increase or not, these career warriors are persuaded if they must fight alone, it is their fate, and, they are confident that they have the words of persuasion necessary to bring them victory!

What is this war?

This war is the eternal religious war, the war for and against Christianity. It is the war that only subsides when there is no conversation about religion, its founders or its followers.

Who are these warriors?

The warriors are simple everyday people. They are people who battle in forums and on social networks; they battle for their beliefs. The warriors have fought many a battle and won glorious victories for their convictions. They know they are not warring to convince one another to change. It is understood that the convictions of both will be embossed upon their tombstones at that fateful hour.

They battle courageously, back and forth, warriors all; those who oppose the faith and the defenders of the faith. Each one careful to maintain emotional control, struggling to be heard by those who are seeking, those who have questions, those who have not yet learned to fight. These warriors understand clearly that to lose ones emotions is the beginning of loosing the battle. Each one endeavors to use logic to dissuade others and win some to their cause.

"Who is Jesus?", "Is the Bible true?" "Where will you go when you die?" "Can you prove it?" "Have you ever seen God"....the lines are drawn, sides have been chosen and the battle commences.

The tactics of the opposers to the faith are obvious. They attempt to dominate the topic, to use logic to disprove everything the defenders have to say. To mock and trip up those who are not slow to speak, those who anger quickly. The defenders of the faith skillfully avoid the traps, moving with precision, relying on the written Word. No side is unscathed; battle scars are visible on all who engage themselves in the fight. But scars or no scars, both sides are determined to do the bidding of the heart cry in their own souls.

What prize do they seek?

The prize is for the most precious thing in the universe, the human soul. The soul that Jesus died for...the soul that is more loved by God than man could ever comprehend. Countless numbers look on the battle, some too shy to enter in others afraid that their not strong enough to fire even one shot successfully. Often these are the unpersuaded, those who halt between two opinions. Those who are performing that delicate balancing act between believing and not believing, between choosing and not choosing.

The reality is.....

Not making a choice is actually making a choice! When you falter or fail to decide, your choice has already been made for you. Not moving keeps you right where you are. The choice is to move and go forward or not move and stay stagnant.

The question is.....

What side are you on? What do you believe? There is no middle ground as some would like to suggest. There is a choice that all men [women], must make, and as stated above, not making a choice is actually making a choice. Choose ye this day whom you will serve, Joshua 24:15. How long halt ye between two opinions, if the Lord be God, follow Him. If Baal be god, follow him. 1 Kings 18:21

The greatest battle is won in prayer.....

Prayer to Receive Jesus As Your Lord and Savior

Dear God,

I come to you recognizing that I am a sinner in need of salvation. I believe that Jesus is the son of God, that He died for me and that He rose from the dead. Jesus, come into my heart; be my Lord and Savior. I receive you now and am now saved.....In Jesus Name Amen

Congratulations on your new life in Christ.......Read your Bible daily, pray daily and ask God to send you to a Bible believing church......

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice. Lines become drawn. Some things are said and done that separate the dark forces from the light. I am not well prepared to do battle in the forums I suppose. I can tolerate and even support non-believers that practice the Golden Rule. I'm not the score keeper. Perhaps the practicers of the Golden Rule are tools of God. It's God's call. When evil and its intent is revealed, I draw a new and clearer line. I watch my words so that "I" don't push others who are on the fence don't fall to the "other side". The battles rage. Sometimes we have to step back and watch the rage raging against itself. Thanks for a great hub. I have to get ready. Now where did I put my shield?


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LeslieAdrienne 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Mickey Dee,

It can be rather harrowing and bloody in the forums and, I for one think you should be led of the Lord to get in some of those discussions....I'm sure you shield is close by....

thanks for the comments


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Like the picture of hand to hand combat:) The verse in Joshua you shared, is a life changing verse for me! I remember when I was younger, and it seemed to more I tried to grow close to God, the further He seemed away!

I was so frustrated at the time, because I knew I need to be closer to God spiritually. Trying to make better choices at that time. So, I decided to memorize a verse to help me to grow closer to God. This was the verse I memorized, it was short, yet so rewarding. Everytime I would go to make a decision, I would quote this verse.

Then think, is the decision I am faced with reflective of a choice God would have me to make, or the enemy.

Great Hub, enjoyed how you wrote this out:)


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LeslieAdrienne 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks heart4theword

We have to always remember that there is an enemy who opposes us, but thanks be to God who causes us to triumph through Christ Jesus!!! We are always victorius, whether it feels like it or not.


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Tusitala Tom 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

An excellent Hub. Well-written and powerfully presented. Yep, great pic, too. But then, for me, anyway, the rot set in. "One and only way to heaven" stuff, which grates so on those who advocate a belief that we're all children of god (part of, that is) and aren't going to be left hanging out to dry if we don't believe in a particular doctrine.

- "struggling to be heard by those who are seeking," those are your words, Leslie-A. But those who are seeking are of many religions, and all of these people are of the belief - like you are, it seems to me - that "mine is the only true and correct one." To me, Jesus was an enlightened teacher, one of many. To me, he wasn't the "One and only Son of God." I'm not particularly versed in the Christian Bible, but didn't JC himself say something along the lines, "Haven't I told ye that ye a gods." - meaning everyone! That he is not better and no more favoured than anyone else.

No, I just cannot believe that our creator would have favourites.


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LeslieAdrienne 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for the comment Tusitalia Tom....

I appreciate your candor...but there is much more to it than us being "gods" I tell you what.. I will write a h ub addressing the things that you have mentioned in your comment...It will be posted by Saturday even 8-7-10...thanks again

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