by Isaac Ambrose
Wrestling with sin, Satan, the World and the Flesh.
"The Christian Warrior: Wrestling with Sin, Satan, the World and the Flesh" by Isaac Ambrose serves as a manual for the spiritual combatant in the Christian faith. It metaphorically enlists the believer as a soldier under Christ's banner, facing formidable foes such as sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. The book acknowledges the overwhelming might and number of these adversaries, yet it reassures the Christian of God's infallible support and the eventual victory promised by the "Captain of salvation."
The narrative implores the Christian soldier to engage in the good fight of faith with courage and hope, armed with the assurance that no enemy has not already been conquered by Christ. It is a narrative of encouragement, offering the solace of triumph to those who persevere, with the ultimate reward being eternal glory and the "crown of life."
The table of contents lays out a strategic guide for this spiritual warfare, beginning with an address to Christian soldiers, then moving through various stages and challenges of the Christian life, from infancy and conversion to the final assaults faced at the end of life. Each part and chapter is tailored to equip the reader with the knowledge and strength to face and overcome the unique challenges presented by different enemies and at various stages of the spiritual journey.
Table of Contents
ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN WARRIORS
PART I. "We wrestle not against flesh and blood."
-- CHAPTER I. STATEMENT OF THE DOCTRINES TO BE HANDLED.
-- CHAPTER II. WE HAVE POWERFUL AND MALICIOUS ENEMIES TO CONTEND WITH.
-- CHAPTER III. ON WRESTLING WITH THESE ENEMIES.
PART II. In our Christian warfare, some directions are necessary how we are to manage our spiritual combat
-- CHAPTER I. IN OUR INFANCY.
-- CHAPTER II. TEMPTATIONS IN TIME OF CONVERSION.
-- CHAPTER III. FURTHER ASSAULTS OF SATAN.
-- CHAPTER IV. TEMPTATIONS IN RIPER YEARS.
-- CHAPTER V. OF OUR OUTWARD CONDITIONS.
-- CHAPTER VI. OF OUR SPIRITUAL CONDITION.
-- CHAPTER VII. ASSAULTS AT THE END OF LIFE.