Short video ‘Do not let people tell you to put your sword away,’ by Voddie Baucham

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Todd mentioned that this problem exists even amongst “evangelicals.” Let me add to that statement. If they have failed to pick up the Sword, as Paul commands us to in Ephesians 6; then they are not “evangelical.” Not only are we not evangelical, they are no longer clothed (or equipped) in the whole armor of God. This is a huge problem amongst America’s postmodern evangelicalism.

Sadly thousands of people in Southern California have been trained-up to not use their Bible, but instead they utilize a verbatim rubber-stamped quiz. Though there may be a time and place for that, if we have placed anything before Christ or His Word, then we are committing idolatry. We must be Christ-centric, and Gospel-centric; not man centered.

The Word of God is in fact part of the Trinity. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That same Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Yes God manifested Himself with ‘skin-on,’ and became a Man (John 1:1, 14). And when Jesus returns, His name will be the “Word of God” (Revelation 19:13).

As it says in the KJV, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one” (1 John 5:7-8).

Jesus is the Word, and the Word is Jesus. To truncate the Word is an attempt to truncate Jesus Christ. That my friends is a grave sin.

Unless you have the majority of the Bible memorized (specifically the whole counsel of the Word of God), then you better use your Bible (the Sword). I certainly need my Sword, without it I am no longer an effective soldier.


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