We've all felt like victims at one time or another.
Some of us may never have felt like a victor, with success or winning always just beyond our reach, while others may regularly celebrate their many victories in sports, music, film, business, or other pursuits.
But what do these words really mean?
According to dictionary.com, a victim is
According to that same online dictionary, a victor is
The word victim comes from the Latin victima, meaning "a sacrificial animal."
The word victor comes from the Latin vincere, meaning "to conquer."
And herein rests the secret to our transformation from "victim" to "victor." But first, let's consider this:
Q. What does "Light" have to do with this transformation? (As in "Victory Through Light")
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A growing darkness threatens to destroy our culture and make victims of all of us. We don't have to look far to see the threats to our personal security and liberty, to the survival and unity of our families, and to the continued existence of civilized society.
Is this the set-up for a futuristic fiction novel? I wish it were. Unfortunately, that future is rapidly advancing upon us.
Many of the trends of the past 50 years have darkened the culture and confused the church, leaving a wide path of destruction. Responding to Light: Trading Confusion for Clarity is the first in a planned set of three books, the purpose of which is to expose the growing cultural darkness and call readers to Jesus Christ, who is "the true light" that "shines in the darkness," who empowers us to "walk in light" (Book 2), and who equips us to "put on the armor of light" (Book 3).
Using relevant scriptures, personal testimony, and modern parables, this book enables believers to see their way out of the confusing shadows and into the light of clarity, encouraging them to lead others to clarity and victory.