Warfare Terminology Applied to Christians

Biblical Examples

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Romans 7:23 but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, . . .

2 Corinthians 6:7 in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

2 Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we walk in the flesh, we don’t wage war according to the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds,

Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Philippians 2:25  . . . Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, . . .

Philemon 1:2  . . . to Archippus, our fellow soldier . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:8  . . . putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

1 Timothy 1:18  . . . wage the good warfare

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. . . .

2 Timothy 2:3-4 You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on duty entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight . . .

1 Peter 2:11  . . . abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul

Revelation 12:17 The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep God’s commandments and hold Jesus’ testimony.

Revelation 13:7 It was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. . . .

Revelation 17:14 These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those who are with him are called, chosen, and faithful.




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