The Helmet of Salvation – Part 5

“And take the helmet of salvation” (Ephesians 6:17). A Roman soldier’s helmet, known as the cassis or galea, protected a soldier’s skull and neck from enemy blows and falling debris. Fashioned from bronze or iron, the helmet included two hinged side pieces to protect the cheekbones and jaw. Helmets were often lined inside with sponge …

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Breastplate of Righteousness – Part 2

“Having put on the breastplate of righteousness” (Ephesians 6:14). The breastplate was a central part of the Roman soldier’s armor—it provided protection for the torso, which contains vital organs like the heart, lungs and so on. Without a breastplate, a soldier would be asking for death, as any attack could instantly become fatal. With a …

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