Armor of God Has No Back Protection

I attended an Alliance Church service at which the Pastor’s sermon centered round the armor of God as talked about by Paul to the Ephesians. Pastor Keith used Power Point to show what Roman armor looked like in Paul’s time, basically, skimpy leather coverings over the chest and privates. The knees were exposed and feet were in sandals. In other words, armor was definitely not like what comes to today’s mind, a body fully wrapped in metal.

Compared to Roman armor, I wear more protection when hiking in the woods.

Paul said, “Take your stand then with truth as your belt, integrity your breastplate, the gospel of peace firmly on your feet, salvation as your helmet and in your hand the sword of the Spirit.” Anger or self-justification is not part of the armor.

Spiritual warfare is valid. Fighting for Christ-like thoughts is a privilege and obligation to life. Interestingly, the armor of God, however, as talked about by Paul, fails to mention protection on the back side.

The conclusion being: don’t’ turn and run away from the enemies. Living in the armor of God, we can face foes that attempt to defy Life, Truth, Love. Love and Truth always win.


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