There is a context to these final passages in Ephesians. This central theme of unity runs throughout the letter and it is no different here. This passage, like Paul’s “Love Passage,” to Corinth is not about God’s armor. It is about Christian unity. As a final thought, after a letter about submission and love, Paul makes note of the fact that our enemy is a spiritual one and this requires a spiritual equipping. But what is often disregarded is that the reason for this statement carries the idea that we should be united rather than fractured, because we have a common enemy. In this context, the Armor of God is not simply a means of fighting a spiritual battle against the enemy, but also a means of maintains a spiritual unity within the ranks of believers. Many Christians have no clue that though salvation has saved them, there is still a clear and present danger in the confusion of battle. Soldiers are identified by their gear. By putting on this armor we mark that we are not the enemy.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts