Monday, July 27, 2009

Age of the Fallen: Origins - How the Book was Titled

(Age of the Fallen: Origins Series) So how was the book named? The basic premise of the book is that we are in a age where there is a great spiritual battle going on.

The Bible tells us that God created all things good. Despite that He gave the gift of "choice" to his creation. At one point in time Angelic beings had a choice. One such being, a leader of angels, named Lucifer became extremely prideful and led a rebellion in heaven. God's angels fought against the rebels and they were defeated and cast to earth. They became fallen angels or demons. They will be judged in the end, but for now war against those who draw near to God.

God's most precious creation, man, also made a choice to rebel against God (being tempted by Satan) and became fallen as well. Man's relationship with God was broken and thus began a spiritual battle centered around the redemption of mankind. God intended to send His Son to rescue mankind and to undo all that Satan had done to His creation. Satan of course would resist in every way that he could throughout history.

The battlefield is often the mind and heart. The weapons are truth vs. lies. The consequences are lives and eternities. What is needed is for the "children of light" to take a stand and resist the evil one and advance God's Kingdom as He leads.

So here we are in the Age of the Fallen (men and angels). At first I was tossing around "Warriors of Light" and other such images...but then my kids got involved. They bantered and threw around their own images and my son Daniel came up with Age of the Fallen. As soon as I heard it, I knew it was right.

That truly is the age we live in. We still have a choice. We can either get involved and make a difference or sit back and watch lives around us ruined by the evil one. We're put here to fill the world with love and truth. Until all things are made new and our world is no longer fallen...the battle will go on.



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