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Are we at war? Is he being too dramatic?

John Eldredge makes a great point. We are at war. We need to be careful how we live. We need to watch our step. These are, in fact, desperate times.

Great news. Jesus has won the battle. God is in an amazing mood and can protect us. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to do battle though.

Again, this is exactly what the Scriptures have been trying to wake us up to for years.

“Wake up, O sleeper . . . Be very careful, then, how you live . . . because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:14–16).

Or as The Message has it: “So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”

Christianity isn’t a religion about going to Sunday school, potluck suppers, being nice, holding car washes, sending our secondhand clothes off to Mexico. This is a world at war. Something large and immensely dangerous is unfolding all around us, we are caught up in it, and above all we doubt we have been given a key role to play. Do you think I’m being too dramatic?”

~~John Eldredge

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