Bitesize Biographies: Ulrich Zwingli by William Boekestein
Hebrews 11 is the main chapter from the Bible where I read about Christian’s lives. I developed this habit of reading Christian biographies and autobiographies in my early years as a Christian because it gave me a sense of refreshment in my faith in the Lord.
This Bitesize biography caught my attention from the very beginning. In a letter to his family, Zwingli wrote, “Those alone are the true soldiers of Christ, who do not fear to bear in their body the wounds of their Master” (pg 10) Ulrich Zwingli was a Christian soldier.
What comes to mind when we hear the word “soldier”? BATTLE. We have many Christians who profess faith in Christ only to use the Christian name for comforting themselves in times of trouble and have never encountered the good fight against their invisible enemies.
Whether we like it or not, if we call ourselves Christians, we are in an invisible warfare every single day of our lives. We are constantly attacked by enemies that we cannot see with our physical eyes.
It is good to know that we are Christian, but at the same time, we also need to know that we are called to be Christ’s soldier as well (2 Timothy 2:3). If you don’t know what it means to be a soldier of Christ, I encourage you to read about Ulrich Zwingli’s life as a Christian soldier.
As Christians, we are called to “fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:12), and I pray that, as Christian soldiers, we can say what Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” It is not about how you begin your testimony as a Christian; it is about finishing the race as a Christian soldier.
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