Excerpt from First Battles and How to Fight Them: Some Friendly Chats Wih Young MenIt falls to the lot of most persons to find life a conflict: to some it is a protracted and arduous campaign. This is only to say that, if we would come successfullyMoreExcerpt from First Battles and How to Fight Them: Some Friendly Chats Wih Young MenIt falls to the lot of most persons to find life a conflict: to some it is a protracted and arduous campaign. This is only to say that, if we would come successfully through it, we must assume the attitude of soldiers, and be well accoutred for the fight.
Much as there is in military life which we cannot but deplore, there is no illustration more frequently employed in Scripture to set forth the duties and the character of a Christian- and, however much we may be out of sympathy with the profession, and lament the need for it, it cannot be denied that most of the personal qualities that make a good soldier are just those which go to constitute an exemplary Christian.A man may be soldierly, no doubt, without possessing even a semblance of piety- but, all other things being equal, the more soldierly he is, the higher will be the type of his religion.
If godly men in the army are rare, they are generally exceptionally good! they have the courage of their convictions, and are decidedly aggressive in their piety. Particularly valuable are the qualities referred to in the beginning of life, when temptations are most numerous and powerful.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
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