Not only do I not believe in a being nearly co-equal with God engaged in a battle with God spanning the cosmos whereby souls hang in the balance, but the illogical bad theology it takes to suggest we are the warriors in such a battle wherein if we lose, souls go to hell mystifies me and makes my head hurt.
Yesterday, I heard a statement suggesting we were engaged in a war with Satan for souls. Since when? Does this really make sense? Doesn’t God call? Hasn’t Christ already won the battles?
This militaristic language does not belong in Christianity, in my opinion, not because it is about war and fighting and stuff like that, but because the theology behind it is ludicrous.
We are at war, but we are war with ourselves.