The Unknown War

One of the most foundational truths in the Bible about the universe, is that we humans are caught in the crossfire of a great conflict between good and evil.  Not just caught passively in the crossfire but we have been sucked into the drama of the great battle and the battle has found it’s ground zero right here on this planet.  “And war broke out in heaven; Michael and His angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Revelation 12:7-9)

Most of us live our lives completely unaware of what’s going on around us.  I remember when the reality of this first dawned on me.  It had quite an impact on my life.  All of a sudden things that were confusing to me began to make sense.  In my youthful search for meaning in this chaotic world this was like a great light coming on.  The apostle Paul touches on this golden thread of the Bible when he says, “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.” (Ephesians 6:12)

The important thing about this truth is not that it is a dogmatic proposition that we can cling to but it is a universal truth that provides a context for meaning in our personal lives.  This truth helps me begin to understand what is going on, not just in the broader chaotic events of the world but in the troublesome events of my own personal lfe.

One Response to “The Unknown War”

  1. Van Says:

    Owen,
    I know you know what I believe. But, I’ll say it anyway. I think we were purposely created as a planned response to this battle. I won’t take the time to go into the reasons just now, as I think you know those as well.

    Important truths you share, though.

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