We just passed a century that could be classified as the century of dictators, and someone had to pay the price to restrain unbridled oppression and to preserve a world that was worth living in. Those who were engaged in this struggle had a cause to fight for, so much so that every aspect of their life became subject to seeing this struggle through to victory. The goal to be reached justified every sacrifice, even the supreme sacrifice of their lives.
It was such soldierly qualities that the Apostle Paul wanted to see translated into the spiritual realm, into the life of everyone who claimed to be a believer in the Son of God. There was a spiritual battle to be fought, a spiritual tyrant and oppressor to be dethroned, and this battle called for the single-minded devotion and complete loyalty to the cause of everyone engaged in it. There was absolutely no room to be distracted by civilian