“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
“After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.” (NIV)
This passage of Scripture has fascinated me for quite some time now, because it’s a rather sad and mysterious passage. It’s sad, because this is the point where mankind became separated from God due to our sin. It’s mysterious, because it is not entirely clear what this “flaming sword” is all about, and there doesn’t appear to be a lot of critical analysis on it.
The one thing I do believe is that Genesis 3 marks the most sorrowful moment in mankind’s history–-it’s where evil entered Paradise through our original sin. This, of course, also brought God’s judgment and curse upon us, something that Jesus later came to atone for (thank you, Lord!!!).
As a result, after Genesis 3:24, the battles between good and evil began, and they won’t be finished until the end of Revelation 20. If you’re counting, that’s precisely four books of the Bible which are not centered on this ancient war between God and Satan–-two before original sin (Genesis 1 & 2), one during (Genesis 3), and two after evil has been defeated for good (Revelation 21 & 22). As you can see, the majority of the Bible is contained between these two book ends of our history.
At FSC, we believe our mission is to serve as a group who fights against the evil demagoguery in the media with the Word of God. Our approach is actually very simple–-we attempt to present the Bible in a way which a non-theologian can understand. After all, we’re just a bunch of “regular dudes,” just like many of you!
With that in mind, we encourage you to take a tour around our website and check us out. I’ve written some novels on the subject of spiritual warfare that you may find interesting. Also featured is the work of some friends and artists–-people who I admire very much.
Although we certainly welcome comments, discussions, and questions, we’re not in the business of getting into debates. So, if you want to argue for the sake of arguing, please take it somewhere else.
However, if you have honest questions, or if you’re interested in fellowship and exploration of the many wonders of our incredible heavenly Father, then you’ve found the right place to hang out. Essentially, whether you’re a non-believer, spiritual seeker, or someone who already knows Christ as your savior, we welcome you. We believe that it’s important (and spiritually healthy) to have discussions about the most important thing in the universe–-Jesus Christ.