The Bible says that as Christians we are at war. Jesus entered our world and announced that the Kingdom of God has come and that God’s new era is now advancing in the world. God’s kingdom is confronting and exposing the kingdom of darkness. Wars are mostly fought by soldiers; trained men (and now also women) who courageously endure danger on behalf of others. It was the same during New Testament times. The great, conquering army of the day was the Roman army. Paul, the author of 1 Timothy, probably has a Roman soldier in mind when he says to Timothy in 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith”.