Mathematical Christianity

The Flaming Arrows

In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.

-Ephesians 6:16

So what are the fiery arrows of the devil?

Temptations.

I talked quite a bit about temptation in another post, but after yesterday’s post, with faith as our shield, I thought it would be nice to add a little to our allegory-ish thing with the fiery arrows of temptation.

When you think Marvel, “the shield” normally makes you think of Captain America’s shield (or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D…), and “arrows” normally make you think of Hawkeye. (Quick note: Everything I know about Hawkeye comes from watching the Avengers, and my friends talking about him. So… don’t judge.)

So, when Hawkeye shoots one of his explosive arrows, what normally happens afterwards?hawkeye1

Yep. Ka-poof. That’s what happens when we give in to temptation. Now, maybe it doesn’t get that bad, but consequences always follow sin.¬†Even if it doesn’t seem like anyone will ever find out.

So use your shield of faith to block the arrows of temptation. Cuz the devil won’t mind if you blow up.

If you want to read more about temptation, check out my previous post about it.

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It’s A Relationship

Mathematical Christianity. Formula Christianity. Checklist Christian.

Whatever you call it, Christianity without love is simply a checklist you go through. It’s just a list of things you do to try and stay on God’s “good side.”

But what is Christianity without love? All of the Christian faith is based on a relationship with God. Going through the motions just won’t work. You’ve got to listen to God, talk to Him, and stay in His word. Christianity is all about a relationship with our Lord, our Savior, our Redeemer, and our King.

God Bless You.