A Christian's personal spiritual resource
My War Bible is a site to help me fight the good fight to be a better person and a better Christian every day. We're in a war, whether you realize it or not. Good and evil are around us all the time. People who aren't actively fighting against evil are often used by it without their knowledge, so it's important to pick a side and learn how to fight. I'm not a preacher or an evangelist. I'm just a guy who is trying to do the best I can in a crazy world. These are things that help me, and hopefully they'll help someone else too. Some of these things are to help me remember something I feel is important or relevant to things people ask me about or things to help when I'm talking to someone who is hurting or struggling. Throughout this site, most points being made will also list a Bible reference. These Bible references are links to an online Bible where the verse is listed along with the ability to read the context or view the verse in different translations so that if you want, you are able to really understand the verse being presented. If you have any prayer requests, please fill out the contact form as well. I will pray for you, and I will pass your prayer request on to others to pray for you as well. This website is a work in progress, but if something here is of particular help to you, let me know by saying something in the contact form on this page or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you're fighting the right thing
It's easy to focus on the physical: what you can see, hear, and touch. Sometimes people forget that the physical is always being influenced by the spiritual. Whether it's a feeling you can't explain, a voice in your head, or a choice that you don't know why you chose, you're being influenced by the spiritual all the time. If you don't realize or acknowledge that, you're missing the bigger picture. Maybe what you're struggling with isn't something physical.
You aren't alone
You don't have to go through this world alone. You don't have to fight all your battles alone. God created us all, and he loves every one of us, no matter what we've done or what mistakes we've made. He may not love your behavior, but he never stops loving us. Most people can't really comprehend God unless you've had a time where you KNOW you've directly experienced His love. That's because people are, by nature, self-centered. You project yourself and your abilities and experiences on others without realizing it. That means your concept of God is usually what you imagine the best version of yourself to be multiplied to the nth degree, but it falls woefully short. Even if I was the most patient person in the world (I'm not) it wouldn't come close to the patience God has for me and the things I've done.
You'll never be perfect, and that's ok
It doesn't matter how hard I try or how much I struggle, I'll never be perfect. It doesn't matter how "good" you think you are. The Bible says the wages of sin is death. All sin. Telling a lie or stealing a pack of gum is still sin, and still carries with it the punishment of death. That means ALL of us deserve punishment. Because God is a judge, he will punish the wicked. You wouldn't expect a good judge to let someone off the hook when they deserve to be punished, and God won't either. That's why God arranged to have His son, Jesus, come to earth and live as a human. Jesus never committed a sin, so he was the only one of us who did NOT deserve punishment. Jesus chose to die on the cross, as punishment for OUR sins. That debt has already been paid; all we have to do is accept it.
Where to go to find out more
If this is new to you or you want to know more about it, you can read more about it on my salvation page, or you can contact a local church in your area. I guarantee that someone there will be eager to help you and answer any questions you may have. You don't have to worry about not knowing what to do or say, or what your past is. You don't go to a carwash with a perfectly clean vehicle; you go to GET it clean. It's the same with church: You don't go because you're already perfectly clean; You go to get clean. You can read more about salvation and what it means here.
Reading the Bible is very helpful
The Bible is full of useful information to anyone who wants to know more about God or about how to live for God. Some passages are about love or wisdom or even history, but reading the Bible on a regular basis is a great way to let some of that knowledge soak into your soul. Everything you see, hear, or read gets stored in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious works on a "majority rules" kind of principle, so the more you have of a particular subject in your subconscious, the more it influences your thoughts and actions as you go about your life. Reading the Bible on a daily basis will build it up in your subconscious, allowing it to influence your daily life to help you on your path.