I am reblogging an article by Derek Maul which appeared on his blog on Saturday, November 14, 2015 titled Paris Terror and Christian
Response to Evil due to its timely significance being right after a terrorist bombing of that city and its spiritual importance of the teaching of truth and how to achieve peace. This is definitely an Espirational article.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. – Ephesians 6:10-20
I have very little time to post this morning; but I feel that I need to say something about Paris. I’m especially sensitive to the idea of evil at the moment, as my men’s group is studying “The Armor of God.” and one of the key ideas in the passage (Ephesians 6:10-20) is equipping ourselves to face the malevolent intentions of evil.
First, and I can’t say this strongly enough, the Paris attacks were the work of evil, not Islam. The agenda of ISIS has nothing to do with God, and everything to do with the purposes of evil.
Evil destroys, it never creates. God – the Creator – builds up, encourages, moves forward…
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