For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities 
of the unseen world...
—Eph 6:12

The ASA is a fictional acronym for "Agenda-driven Secular Academia."

The ASA's officially sanctioned method of studying the Bible is called Biblical Criticism (or Higher Criticism). This method avoids “dogma and bias by applying a non-sectarian, reason-based judgment, and the reconstruction of history according to contemporary understanding.” In other words, , this method avoids religious bias by requiring a non-religious bias.

Did you get that?

According to the ASA, the only intelligent method of studying the Bible is one that dismisses out of hand any and all belief in miracles and the supernatural, which of course, includes God.

So what is the agenda of secular academia? To demolish the credibility of the Bible. In other words, they want to destroy your one and only weapon in this war. Look over the list of the "full armor of God" in Eph 6:10-18. You have quite a bit of armor, but only one weapon. And the enemy of your soul wants to ensure its blade is so dull that you'll be utterly defeated in battle.

The ASA is not our enemy, per se, but the weapon wielded by our true enemy. Our war is not against flesh and blood (mere mortals). It is against the prince of the power of the air and his host of non-corporeal beings that rule from the spiritual realm (Eph 2:2 and Eph 6:12).

The ASA is the like the Gatling gun from The Last Samurai.

If you are not invincible to its bullets, you will be shot down, and there will be no getting up.

But if you're taking the Blogging His Story journey, you're well on your way to becoming a Master Bladesmith equipped to defeat the enemy.

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