Monday, August 28, 2006

Armor of God Pajamas: sword not included

This image was originally posted at Armor of God PJ'

Thanks to Jeff for sending this in, I have no idea where he finds this stuff. That's right, Armor of God PJ's, inspired by Esphesians 6:10-18, which reads,
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Paul clearly tells us two times in that passage to put on the "whole armor of God," and yet US$39.95 plus shipping doesn't seem to get you the "whole armor." I see the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, and the helmet of salvation, but where is the sword of the Spirit? Paul said that the shoes were up to us, but he quite explicitly mentions the sword, and not just any old sword, but the sword of Spirit. Does it work without the sword? Doesn't anyone check up on this stuff? It should clearly state, "sword not included" on the front of the box. I nearly bought one of these things.

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