There is no question that technology is changing our world and nowhere is that seen more than in military weapons. In a little over 200 years we have gone from black-powder weapons to rifles that shoot around the corner without exposing the soldier to the enemy. In Vietnam, I wore a flack vest that was heavy and cumbersome but today’s “body armor” is light weight and can be worn under a business suit without being detected.
With the rise of ISIS, we are made more aware that there are forces trying to destroy Christianity. Our own country is consistently trying to pass laws that would take away our religious freedom. Our grandparents knew that “this world is not a friend of grace.”
The Bible repeatedly told the Church they were in a spiritual conflict:
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh… 2 Corinthians 10:4
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12
I am afraid that many Christ-followers are not even aware that they are in a spiritual battle. 2 Cor. 2:11 They do not understand they have a real enemy that is committed to their destruction. 1 Peter 5:8