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The Importance of the Bible in Christian Martial Arts


The first thing Satan did in the garden was to question God’s Word. In Genesis 3:1 we see, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (KJV). As Eve explained to the serpent the consequences of eating the fruit, death, the serpent came up with the second attack, to contradict God’s Word by saying, “…Ye shall not surely die” Genesis 3:4 (NKV). But the attack did not stop there. Satan took it to an even higher level. In Genesis 3:5 Satan had the audacity to question God’s motives by saying, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (KJV)

            As martial arts instructors we have the attention of our students; they look up to us, admire us, they want to do what we do, they want to imitate us. We have an opportunity to take such respect and attention not to exalt ourselves, but to present the truth of God’s Word. Our students most understand that the Bible is profitable and not just an old irrelevant book. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16,“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (KJV)

            We must use our martial arts programs to declare God’s truth with no fear and or hesitation. What makes us a Christian program is the Word. In a time where the liberal ideology and political correctness is dominating our culture, it is important to point out that the task will not be easy, but at the end, it is only His Word that He will confirm and not our opinions. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 (KJV)

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