If Christ Has Enemies, Why Don’t His Followers?

Joshua 5:13-15
Joel Webbon

“Here with [a sword] drawn out of the scabbard, to justify the war with the Canaanites, and to encourage Joshua to proceed in it. His sword has been drawn against his enemies, and those of his people from the beginning, ever since the fall of man, when enmity commenced between him and the seed of the serpent; it appeared drawn when here on earth combating with all our spiritual enemies, and will never be put up until all enemies are put under his feet… The spiritual Israel of God, the Church, is in a militant state, and has many enemies to combat with – sin, Satan, the world, and false teachers; Christ is their Leader and Commander, the Captain of their salvation, and has all necessary qualifications of wisdom, courage, and might, for such an office.” -John Gill