Was there really a war?

I was just asked, “Was there really a war in heaven? If so, was it like Star Wars?”

Good question. Yes, there was a war, and the Bible says so specifically:

“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” (Revelation 12:7-9)

It looks like there was a struggle, but as you read the rest of the Bible, it seems like the emphasis is about who is telling the truth, and not, who has the most power?

Was it like Star Wars? No. But what do the rest of you think?


3 thoughts on “Was there really a war?”

  1. Star Wars??? I don’t believe it was a war like that. You can have many different types of wars, boarder wars, racial wars, political wars (look at our two party system for reference), social wars, and yes…wars predicated by love. I believe the war in heaven was over truth and lies. Jesus already had all the power so the only way satan (I refuse to capitalize his name) could war against Jesus was to try and undermine the truth. Unfortunately, he was good at what he set out to do. One third of the angels fell, and they lived in a perfect world. The war is still waging and yes, I believe it is still over truth and lies. Our only hope is to seek Jesus to make Him our best friend and once we see Him clearly, the truth will separate itself from the lies. War over. Jesus – won, satan – 0.

      1. I think I will keep this really simple so a fifth grader can understand.
        1. The Truth: God has never never never never never never done anything wrong in anyone’s life…ever. The Gospel is: The right doing (righteousness) of God in your life motivated by love.
        2. The Lie: God is unfair.
        That’s where the war came in…did the angels believe the lie or the truth. All I can say is satan must be a heck of a good salesman.

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