The Devil and the Nations
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil 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 firm. (ESV)
The Christian attitude to war; Christians; the special object of the devil's attack; the devil attacks nations; the demonic element; examples from history; religion as a worship of the State; the Biblical explanation of the cause of war; God introduced governments to restrain evil and prevent chaos; the Christian and war; how should the Christian face the future?