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The Agony of the Faith


The bible clearly indicates that living a life as a Christian will not be a casual or happy-go-lucky existence. Considering first of all that we are engaged in a war for the mind and soul; what aspect of any war ever in the history of mankind that anyone has ever experienced, seen or read about was enjoyable or pleasant? Yes, there are times when the battles subside and the soldiers can kick back and relax and enjoy some recreation, but even then, in the back of their minds looms the ominous reality that they are in a war and they are going back into action very soon – and possibly to die. Through the cross of Christ and our faith in Him we have been given access to partake in His triumph, but before we can truly enjoy the thrill of victory we must go through the agony of the faith.