Every day we encounter spiritual opposition both in our walk with Christ and in our work for Christ. God alerts us to an enemy we face as followers of Jesus Christ. This enemy is not flesh and blood but spiritual forces of darkness. In His Word, God describes our enemy through his titles and tactics. God provides us with strategies and weapons sufficient for the task. Much literature, however, steps off the path of biblical truth and ventures into the mine-filled terrain of fanciful notions. Warfare Witness deals with this neglected and abused subject of spiritual warfare in evangelism from a biblical balanced and grounded position to alert, equip and involve God's people.
Spiritual warfare is a popular topic, with no shortage of books addressing the subject. However, rather than this important issue being developed from a biblically-founded view, it is often drawn from extra-biblical ideas, with God's Word brought to the service of human notions. In 'Warfare Witness' Stanley Gale sets out to rectify this trend. Spiritual warfare forms the backdrop against which we understand life, the work of Christ and our work of ministry in the world in which we live. God has not left us without instruction on the subject of the spiritual opposition we face and how we are to wage spiritual warfare. In fact, the Bible is full of the counsel of God to equip us for the task. 'Warfare Witness' fixes our attention firmly upon God's word, enabling us to understand the opposition believers face in reaching others for Christ. Jesus has won the war as only He could, but there remains a battle taking place, one that involves us. In our spiritual growth we face a foe and it is of great importance that we know what this foe looks like, and how to deal with it. The Lord has not left us to fight this battle alone, and when we look to his word we will find it an immense source of strength, guidance and preparation for the fight. From the forward by Sinclair Ferguson. As this fine book was in preparation, Stanley Gale's country and her allies were at war in Iraq. We are at war, engaged in a mighty spiritual battle. But this war, as Stanley Gale reminds us, is being fought in the homeland. We need someone with a concern for the church and a pastor's love for it to speak to us about these things. This is exactly what Stanley Gale does. In addition to giving helpful counsel on personal witness, the life of fellowship, prayer, and other vital themes, he sounds the reveille in our ears to awaken us to serve with renewed vigour in the King's army.
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