Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Culture Wars

Before I direct you over to Dr. Peter Kreeft's post on the Winning Strategy, I want to give you an insight into the Sign of the Cross that Catholics make before each prayer. It isn't just a silly thing Catholics do. It is a sign to everyone that is watching that here is a Christian, praying.
The Sign of the Cross

It is also a sign to any thing that is watching, the angels and the fallen angels. We are in spiritual warfare daily, struggling, wounded, and fighting the war within ourselves overcoming weakness and temptation. We know, dimly, that our battles matter for ourselves, yes, but also for the world. We either leave this world a little better for us having been here or a little worse. When we draw that Cross onto ourselves out of thin air, we are simultaneously putting on our battle gear and drawing the target.

Think cross hairs, think Cross, then read this...

The Winning Strategy

To win any war, the three most necessary things to know are: (1) that you are at war, (2) who your enemy is, and (3) what weapons or strategies can defeat him.

You cannot win a war (1) if you simply sew peace banners on a battlefield, (2) if you fight civil wars against your allies, or (3) if you use the wrong weapons.

Here is a three point checklist for the culture wars.

(click here to continue reading) 

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