INTRO: We are looking at the Christian soldier as Paul has described him in Ephesians 6:10-20. Every believer must be enabled in the power of God's might in order that he might stand against the wiles of the devil. Paul has warned us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenlies.
The devil has many varieties of means by which he can take the Christian out of the battle or render him useless. If he can distort truth or minimize it or eliminate it, he wins. Take the belt off a Roman soldier, and he is doomed. That which holds things together is gone.
Truth is under attack today as never before. Even the un-believing Greek philosophers would be shocked at our modern thinking. What would Plato or Socrates have thought if they saw our universities and then they found teachers there who said if you are a man and you think you got the wrong body and you claim you are a woman, then you are a woman?
Have you wondered how countries can promote open borders, such things as BLM, present gender issues, drag queens reading to kids and a host of other things? Have you wondered why they think the way they do? Well, I want to seek to help us see where we are today and why. We are today where we are largely because of how we view truth.
If the believer will put on the belt of truth he will never go where the world and much of so called Christianity is going today. But if the believer will put on the belt of truth he must prepare for opposition from the world and from much of so called Christianity.