Three Kinds of People in War
Here's an important Biblical principle expressed in 1 Corinthians 15:46 which teaches us that the natural comes first and then the spiritual. So, there are some things we can learn about spiritual war by studying natural war.
Consider this brief historical look at America's war for independence (1775-1783). There were three kinds of people.
- The Volunteers! These were members of the militia, minutemen, and the Continental Army actively engaged in the fight and they made up about 3% of the population. Another 25-30% actively supporting the cause for freedom from tyranny.
- The Complacent! These are those who just did not care one way or the other. If the British won fine or if the Colonies won, they were fine. This made up about 30-40% of the population. They could also be described as disinterested, aloof, uninterested which veil ignorance and some cowardice. Their primary interest was their self.
- The Tories! - These were in one sense like the anti-war protesters of the Vietnam era but in another sense they were not. Many joined with the British Army fighting against those who volunteered in the War of Independence.
It's basically the same in any conflict. As I waited upon the Lord about the spiritual war we are in this is what I heard were the three kinds of people in this spiritual war today. I call them the 3 R's! The question is, which one are you?
The Three Kinds of People in Spiritual War Today