The shield of faith in verse 16 of Eph 6 is designed to put out the flaming missiles of the evil one.
1Cor 1: 4-5 The grace of God given to you in Jesus Christ, that in EVERYTHING you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge.
1Cor 1:9 God is faithful.
JAM 1:5 If you lack in any wisdom, ask God...He gives generously, without reproach
1Cor 14:33 God is not a God of confusion.
Jeremiah 2:31- 37 speaks on the arrogance of ignorance.
JER 2:35 says... They cry out, "I am innocent!" ...but the judgment will still come.
The first documented scriptures date back to the Hebrew writings of Moses, called the Torah.
The Bible & Christianity have been under attack since the Garden of Eden.
The Apostle Paul, who dragged Christians out in the streets for public whippings & murdered some of them.
Nero the 5th Roman Emperor attacked the Christian faith and burned Bel's alive... that was around 64 AD.
The 14th Emperor of Rome Hadrian forbid any teachings of the Torah, that was around 120 AD.
In 303 AD Emperor Diocletian called for the increased persecution of Christians & the burning of all Christian books.
In the beginning of the 4th Century AD there was the Great Persecution... Over 20,000 Christians killed & most Christian documents were burned.
Roman Catholic Church had crusades around 1400 to 1500, that killed over 200,000 Christians that were following the teachings of the Apostle Paul.
Age of Reason, written by a British radical & American revolutionary Thomas Paine, designed to discourage belief in Biblical principles.
1799 Scottish Philosopher & respected Historian David Hume began a negative campaign against Christian beliefs.
I didn't know...simply translates to I don't want to know.
1Tim 4:6 Be constantly nourished on the words of faith & of sound doctrine.
1Tim 4:7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit for old women.
2Pet 3:18 says to grow in grace & knowledge of Lord.
JON 4:11 "And should I not have compassion on Neneveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?"
GAL 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
GAL 6:8 For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.
This conflict will come to a close & the ones who have chosen correctly will be included in the victory.
HEB 5:13-14 tells the Bel to grow up...do not be a babe in BD, we need solid food, the truth and deep principles to become SM.
Paul told the stubborn Galatians now that you know God don't go back to those weak & worthless things of the world, GAL 4:8-9.
MAT 13:8-9And others fell on the good soil, and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.
The fact is that one positive Bel can sprout many seeds of faith in his or her lifetime.
ROM 10:9-10 Confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
For with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
HEB 10:36 For you have need of endurance so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
HEB 12:1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance,
and the sin which so easily entangles us, let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
HEB 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
You can't take it with you when you die!
HAB 2:4 Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.
HAB 2:5 Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, so that he does not stay at home. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and he is like death never satisfied. He gathers to himself all nations and collects himself to all peoples.
TLJC said in Luke 12:15 Be on your guard against EVERY form of greed, for not even when you have an abundance does your life consist of your possessions.