The apostle Paul knew that warfare was a fitting metaphor for his entire life and ministry—and he urged other Christians to think the same way. He told his protégé, Timothy, “Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:3). He described his co-laborers as fellow soldiers (Philippians 2:25; Philemon 2). They were engaged side-by-side in a never-ending battle, and Paul never took a rest from it. Thus as he neared the end of his earthly life, Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
Also Includes the Study Guide: A guide for personal or group study of Christ´s Kingdom Commission that offers guidance for a proper understanding of politics and the involvement of the church, and provides practical steps for application.