Aggression is Good

Written by Joe Dardano

In contemporary culture where Christian religion is associated with weakness and passivity, we often forget that the Bible tells us to be strong, powerful and an aggressively pursue a faith in Jesus Christ. Complacency is a killer. Apathy can leads us to hell. In 1 Timothy 6:12 we read, “Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of eternal life, to which you were called for…” Salvation in Jesus Christ is a gift from God, but we have to fight through the daily temptations to grab hold of it and maintain it. True freedom means living a life free from the bondages of sin. That slavery needs effort to fend off tempatations to slip into sin. True there are times when Christians are called to gentleness, patience and endurance (Gal 5: 22-23). Wisdom is surely needed. Yet more often our contemporary culture ignores the Biblical call to be strong in pursuit of good. To sum up, I encourage you to read Ephesians 6:10-20 to affirm the points made in this blog entry: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

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Joe Dardano

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