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I remember when I was a small boy that I was fascinated with soldiers. I played with little green army men, listened to Dad tell stories of the second world war he was in. I loved to dress up and play army (Get the pictures). I had the steel hat, inside liner, and jacket, etc. I loved playing soldier, but it is not the same as being a soldier. No one was shooting back, and I wasn’t really killing anyone. It was fun running through the woods pretending to shoot the enemy. If you kill someone they get up when the game is over. Those who have been real soldiers in a real conflict will tell you it is anything but fun. One aspect of the Christian life rarely addressed in American church is warfare against the forces of evil. It used to be a major topic of sermons and songs.